New online ‘request for support’ form to replace MASH form

To make requesting early help support or reporting a safeguarding concern quick and simple for everyone, Devon Children’s Services has been working with partners to develop a new, intuitive online ‘request for support’ form.

The new online form will be available to use from Monday 16th January 2023 and can be accessed by anyone from the Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP) website.

The form has been designed to have three routes for professionals, members of the public and children and young people to request both early help support or to report a safeguarding concern.

The new request for support form will replace the existing word version of the MASH contact form and we will be encouraging everyone to start to use the new request for support form from 16th January 2023 for both early help and safeguarding concerns. We will be phasing out other versions of referral forms that are currently being used by early Spring.

Please look out for further communications along with a link to the live form in the week beginning 16th January.

If a child is at immediate risk contact the police on 999.