Safeguarding Information


Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is made up of a range of organisations in Suffolk who are responsible for safeguarding adults and children.

These organisations include:

  • Suffolk County Council
  • Suffolk Police
  • Health services
  • District and Borough Council Housing Services
  • Education
  • Probation
  • The Youth Offending Service

Information about MASH

Guidance for professionals

If you think someone is at risk

If you are worried that a child, young person or adult is at risk of abuse, harm or neglect, please call Customer First on 0808 800 4005.

Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.

MASH consultation line

If you would like to discuss whether the situation you are concerned about should be the subject of a safeguarding referral, please contact the MASH Consultation Line on 0345 606 1499.

Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership website provides details of how to make referrals for the public and professionals; for adults and children that you may be concerned about.

DBS Requirement-Sexual Health Pharmacist Led Services

Before providing commissioned sexual health services, Pharmacists will need to obtain a DBS certificate. Click here for further information.