Children and Families Practices - One family, one plan

Children and Families Practices offer Early Help services for families with additional or considerable needs. Three teams are based in local areas to ensure that support is more accessible to children, young people and their families.

The approach sees the council working in an integrated way with partners to improve outcomes for our children, young people and their families. This means that for one family there will be one key worker and one plan.

How to make a referral

Any concerns about a child or family should be directed to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, managed by the council’s Referral and Assessment Team.

Before contacting the hub, you should complete parts 1 and 2 of the referral form which can be found in 'Documents' on this page.

  • Practices serve a defined geographical area with a flexibility of delivering services to meet local needs
    • They invest in families to improve outcomes for children and young people
    • They focus on children, young people and families with additional and considerable needs
    • Services are delivered using evidence based approaches
    • Families are empowered to take control of their lives
    • Practices are aligned with universal providers particularly children's centres, youth projects and schools
    • They use a team around the family approach
  • Maps showing the CFP areas can be found in 'Documents'.

Last Updated: 16 November 2017