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Multi-Agency Referral: Reporting Concerns (MARF)

Professionals should use the Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF) to send a referral to the Herefordshire Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub:

Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

To speak to the team – (01432) 260800 (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday)

To email the team –

Emergency Duty Team

(01905) 768020 (out of hours number for when MASH are unavailable) – contact by phone in the first instance

Children’s Help and Advice Team (CHAT)

01432 260261

The Children’s Help and Advice Team offers advice to children, young people and their families, where they need some extra support and guidance. Professionals can also contact the CHAT team for advice about children and families that they know who may need extra support.


MARF Form and Information Sharing Guidance updated May 2023

October 2023 – Referrals email updated to and updated MARF Standards and Guidance published