Multi Agency Safeguarding Tracker (MAST) Presentation and Demonstration
Our Festival of Health and Social Care 2021 ran on the 1st October, and was a fantastic event with registration and attendance from over 250 people from over 75 local authorities and relevant health, care and technical partners. The day included thought provoking discussions from our councils involved in CC2i’s collaborations over the past 18 months and informative demonstrations and presentations from our technical partners.
We had a section of the morning dedicated to our Adult Social Care Innovation Focus, involving 20-minute slots where technical partners gave an overview of what they had developed and why – they then moved on to lunchtime demonstrations of the platforms.
One of the key statements in nearly all safeguarding case reviews is that poor information sharing was a main contributing factor in not being able to identify vulnerability or act quickly enough to support people before they fall into the safeguarding system.
With each safeguarding body having their own IT system and processes, there is no way for a safeguarding professional to quickly see whether a person is known to other safeguarding partners, when the last intervention from a partner happened, and/or who to contact about it.
“This project is enabling key safeguarding partners to not only share minimal vital information, but also realise the benefits of being able to make more informed professional decision making, while providing leading services with the intelligence and information they need to enable early interventions and attempt to reduce the pressures on our front line services.” Paul Withers, Data Protection Manager – Walsall Council
Deven Gelani, Director at Policy and Practice spent some time talking us through the MAST offering, what it is, where it came from and the benefits it brings. You can watch this presentation here and if you have any issues playing the video below, please click here.
During the working lunch session, James Rawlins, Client Services Manager at Policy in Practice ran through a working demonstration of the MAST Support product, detailing how each element works. You can rewatch this demonstration here and if you have any issues playing the video, please click here.