Multi Agency Safeguarding Tracker (MAST) wins another award for tackling vulnerability through data sharing

PFA 2022 winner

Walsall Council won the Aligned Public Service Delivery category in the Public Finance Award 2022 for the use of data in joined-up safeguarding using MAST.

The judges said their entry was “an impressive story about the real-world benefits of sharing data to improve public service delivery”.

Read Policy in Practice wins with local government at the Public Finance Awards 2022

MAST previously won the Data for Good Initiative at the British Data Awards 2021.

MAST’s good news story of 2022

Getting safeguarding right means being able to demonstrate and evidence that appropriate data sharing practices can provide clear benefits and result in being able to identify the needs of our residents when required. Enabling safeguarding puts us in a better position to take action, review cases or reach decisions based on accurate, up to date and timely information.

Paul Withers, Data Protection Manager, Walsall Council

Learn more about MAST’s good news story

records brought into the system
matches across 12 address in 3 months

The question is not why an organisation should be using MAST, but why you are not.

Paul Withers, Data Protection Manager, Walsall Council

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