Worried about a Child in Hackney?


Hackney MASH

0208 3565500 / MASH@hackney.gov.uk

0208 3562710 / Outside 9am-5pm contact the Emergency Duty Team

The Hackney Child Wellbeing Framework

The Hackney Child Wellbeing Framework is designed to equip professionals working across the safeguarding partnership to know how to respond when they have a concern about a child in Hackney.  It is an essential tool for all safeguarding practitioners and will help them better understand whether a referral is needed for a statutory social work response or whether an early help or universal service response is sufficient.  If further action is needed, the guidance makes explicit the required steps that must be undertaken.

Hackney's Early Help Arrangements

By working together, all agencies of the CHSCP will develop flexible services which are responsive to the needs of children and families.  These will provide the right help at the right time and in the right place. Our early help arrangements will shift focus away from managing short-term crises, towards effective support being provided at an earlier stage.

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

If you’re unsure about what support a child and family needs, or whether you should make a referral to MASH, please call MASH and ask for a consultation with a member of the team.

Child Abuse Concerns: Guide for Practitioners

Guidance to help practitioners identify the signs of child abuse and neglect and understand what action to take.