MASH Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub privacy notice

The Barnet Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) acts a single ‘front door’ for children in need of additional support and/or protection.

Co-located within the MASH is a partnership of professionals from a range of agencies including the police, health, education, children’s social care, early help, substance misuse, housing, probation and domestic violence services who work together to ensure the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people in Barnet.

Make a MASH referral

Personal information collected

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Family/Relationships Information
  • Referral/Assessment Information
  • Criminal/Prosecution Information
  • Equalities Information
  • Health Information 
  • Housing Information
  • Education Information
  • NHS Number
  • Other agencies involved with the child, young person and their family

Who we share the information with

  • Police
  • Council social care teams for children and adults
  • UK Border Agency
  • Department for Education
  • Health Agencies (like the NHS or GPs)
  • Probation/Prison Services
  • Fire Service
  • Council Education Service
  • Substance Misuse Agencies
  • Housing Providers (like Barnet Homes)
  • Third sector/Voluntary Agencies
  • Judicial agencies e.g. Courts

Legislation that applies

  • Children Act 1989
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • London Child Protection Procedures 2018

How long we keep your information

100 years for Adoption records

75 years for Children Looked After

35 years in all other record types