Multi-agency working also has a distinct advantage for general safeguarding policy design and day-to-day operations. Most SABs and their various subgroups will be made up of a range of attendees from agencies such as:
Representing various groups in SAB meetings ensures that the local community is best served by policies that are drawn up after careful consideration and following advice from a range of viewpoints. The presence of the various agencies also allows the SAB to co-ordinate services and monitor the effectiveness of the Board members’ policies and procedures, and working in conjunction with Essex and Thurrock SABs ensures an integrated and cohesive collection of policies and procedures across the county.
In an emergency
To report a non-urgent incident or crime to the Police
If you have concerns about a child, call Southend's Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub Plus ‘MASH+’ on 01702 215007
Select Option 1 and then either: Option 1 for professional advice; Option 2 for a specific social worker; OR Option 3 for MASH+ administration.
If you have concerns about an adult, call Southend's Access Team
01702 215008 option 1
To report concerns outside of office hours, call Emergency Duty Team
0845 606 1212