Partners in the Children and Young People’s MASH will share information to decide if:
- the child or young person has been harmed or could be harmed in the future
- if the child or young person or the family would benefit from support from other people who help children and families.
If the child or young person is thought to have been harmed or could be harmed in the future, we will refer them to Dudley Council’s social care team. Information will also be given to the police if it is necessary to help stop or solve a crime.
If the child or young person has not been harmed but we think they or the family would benefit from extra help, then their name, address, reason for the enquiry and outcome will be passed onto the most appropriate service (with consent) so the right support can be provided. We will also write to the family and, where appropriate, the child or young person, explaining the outcome of the safeguarding concern within 3 working days.