A multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) is being launched in January 2016 and will in effect replace our Referral and Assessment team. MASH will see closer working with Thames Valley Police, the Clinical Commissioning Group, probation service, education, social care and the voluntary sector. The hub will help to strengthen the response given to children and young people who are at risk of significant harm, including CSE. MASH is part of our newly designed Early Help Hub which has been designed to ensure families receive a more timely and effective service. We are very much looking forward to this exciting project.