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Our Early Help Offer

GLA Early Help Strategy

 Our schools are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. We ensure that children at risk are identified at the earliest possible stage and that we work with them, their families and outside agencies in a coordinated manner, to prevent the risk reaching a crisis point.

Children have different Levels of Need at different times across a range of situations. It is important to take all needs into consideration when determining support required and professionals to be involved. The aim of Early Help is to clearly identify when and how children will be supported and safeguarded to ensure their needs are met.

This table identifies levels of need, how the school provides a service or works with other services and what community provision is available to ensure there is a coordinated, early and effective response. The information in this offer is taken from the safeguardingworcestershire/GCSB websites  

 

Children’s Need

School Provision

Community Provision

Gloucestershire

1.     Universal:

Children making good overall progress in all areas of development. Living in a protective environment where needs are recognised and met. No additional support beyond that which is universally available

Our curriculum develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.  Our vision** detailed below underpins our commitment to the holistic needs and welfare of all of our children

Children can access our BEST room (Behaviour, Emotional, Social Training) and staff, the Pastoral Lead or the SENco wherever appropriate

 

www.glosfamilies.org.uk have a list of services accessible without a referral or an assessment 

Worcestershire

Level One

Level 1 represents children with no identified additional needs. Their needs are met through the universal services they access such as early years', schools and health services, such as the GP, Public Health Nurses, and some will also be receiving services from housing and voluntary sector organisations. The majority of children will successfully develop and thrive at this level of need.

www.wychavon.gov.uk provide information for parents as to how to access local services

 

www.worcestershire.gov.uk

also have a list of services for children and families

Gloucestershire

2. Additional:

(a) children needing some additional support which may be related to health, educational or social development

(b) a coordinated response, through a multi-agency assessment using a Team Around the Child (TAC) or Team Around the Family (TAF) meeting  to assess and address these needs

 

Attendance Officer monitors attendance/punctuality and refers poor/late attenders to the appropriate body in school

Class teacher monitors demeanour, appearance and engagement as well as changes to this, in their pupils and refers their concerns to the SENco or DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Regular and frequent strategy meetings share concerns and decide next steps for our pupils.

School have clear procedures to log concerns and respond according to assessed need (Behaviour Watch and CPOMS)

The expertise of relevant agencies* is sought to provide a coordinated response by convening  a TAC/TAF meeting and/or speaking to families

TO INCLUDE;

*School Nurse/Health Visitor/GP

*CYPS (Children and Young People’s Service)

*Speech and Language Therapy Service

*Families First Team

*Gloucestershire Children’s Safeguarding Board

*CCP; Cheltenham Community Partnerships

*MPCP; Monkscroft Pastoral Care Project

*Teens in Crisis

*Community Family Care

*The Contact Centre

 

 

www.gscb.org.uk

*www.glosfamilies.org.uk have services to which schools can refer or can signpost this to parents

 

www.wychavon.gov.uk provide information for parents as to how to access local services

 

www.worcestershire.gov.uk

also have a list of services for children and families

Worcestershire

Level 2 represents children with extra needs that can be met by a universal service providing additional support or straightforward working by one or more partners e.g. Parenting Support, Schools, Health, Physiotherapy or Speech and Language Therapy.

TO INCLUDE
*School Nurse/Health Visitor/GP

*CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

*Speech and Language Therapy Service

*Targeted family support

*Worcestershire Children’s Safeguarding Board

* WANDS Children's Centre 

Action for Children 

·       *Orchard and Spring Vale Children's Centre, Evesham

 

www.wychavon.gov.uk provide information for parents as to how to access local services

www.worcestershire.gov.uk

also have a list of services for children and families

Gloucestershire

3. Intensive:

Needs that are chronic and enduring, where children are highly vulnerable and living in the greatest level of adversity. This will necessitate an integrated assessment and plan with a Lead Professional coordinating the support which, in turn, may necessitate specialist assessment and support from a range of agencies

This is needs led, in that a plan is created with all agency involvement led by Social Care. Child Protection or Child in Need plans are regularly reviewed. Child Protection is within 18 days and Child in Need is within 8 weeks

 

DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead)requests Social Care involvement throughthe Multi Agency Service Request Form

DSL or representative engages in multi-agency response as led by Social Care

Access to MARAC minutes (Multi-Agency Risk AssessmentConferences) detailing how school needs to respond

Social Care: Children in Need plans or Child Protection Plans.  School is a member of the Core Groups and trained representativesattend these and the conferences.

SENco refers toagencies regarding special educational needs (SEN) for further assessment or to request an EHC assessment

As above as well as:

Children’s Social Care

Police (telephone 101)

Specialist health services

Advisory Teaching Service (Glos)/Learning Support Service (Worcs)

Educational Psychology Service

Children’s Centres

Community Paediatricians

Families First Plus/Targeted Family Support

MASH; Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs

Sexualised Harm Team

Self-Harm Team

Barnardos

Action for Children

Housing Officers

Family Mediation Service

GDASS (Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse SupportService)

24-hour Domestic Abuse Helpline (Worcs)

Triple P/Solihull Parenting Courses

www.gscb.org.uk

*www.glosfamilies.org.uk have services to which schools can refer or can signpost this to parents

Worcestershire

Level 3 represents children with complex or escalating needs that can only be met by a coordinated multi-agency plan which sets out the outcomes to be achieved and the role of each partner agency and the family in meeting these objectives. Professionals working with the child and family will identify whether there is a need to engage specialist services

www.wychavon.gov.uk provide information for parents as to how to access local services

 

www.worcestershire.gov.uk

also have a list of services for children and families

Gloucestershire

4.Specialist:

Children are at immediate risk of significant harm. This is the most urgent category requiring an immediate referral to social care or intensive specialist service as there are serious concerns over health care or development of children

 

DSL Designated Safeguarding Lead ) requests Social Care involvement, throughthe Multi Agency Service Request Form emailed directly to theGloucestershire Children’s Safeguarding Board

Or complete a Cause for Concern form and email directly to the Worcestershire Children’s Safeguarding Board

DSL contacts relevant community provision

 

 

As above as well as

*Police (telephone 999)

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub

*Gloucestershire Children’s helpdesk 01452 426565

*Emergency Duty Teams

*Family Front Door telephone: 01905 822666

www.gscb.org.uk

*www.glosfamilies.org.uk have services to which schools can refer or can signpost this to parents

Worcestershire

Level 4 represents children who need statutory and/or specialist interventions including;

• Children in need including those in need of protection;

• Children looked after and privately fostered

• Young people who have committed an offence;

• Children with acute mental health needs.

www.wychavon.gov.uk provide information for parents as to how to access local services

 

www.worcestershire.gov.uk

also have a list of services for children and families