Family support and safeguarding service
What will happen when you are referred to us
This depends on each family's individual circumstances but our aim is to provide you with a range of support packages that will then be reviewed on a three to six month basis. If your child or children are subject to a child protection plan, then you will have a social worker until a conference agrees that this is no longer necessary.
Usually, we aim to complete our work with you within nine months but sometimes you may need support for a slightly longer period of time. You should be advised at the initial child protection conference the name of your child's social worker and a visit will be arranged within two weeks.
For other referrals you will be normally contacted within two weeks. When allocating a social worker to you we need also to talk to other professionals about your circumstances. We will always attempt to seek your consent to do so unless we are of the view that your child is at risk.
Page last updated: 17 May 2021