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Date Responded 04 July 2018

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

1. Is there a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub within your force area ?

2. Where there are multiple MASH arrangements within your force area does your organisation contribute to all MASHs ?

3. Do health partners contribute to your MASH arrangements ?

4. Where health partners do contribute is this

a)         Community Health

b)         Mental Health

5. Is the contribution from health a virtual arrangement or are health personnel situated within the MASH ? 

In Response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police. 

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows. 

  1. Yes
  2. Yes
  3. Yes
  4. Aspiration is to have access to community and mental health in each MASH.
  5. It is intended there will be a health representative in each of the six MASH’s 
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