Family support and safeguarding service

What if I don't want a service

You may think there is no need for a social worker to be involved with you and your family. However while we are our committed to working in partnership and respect your views where there are child protection concerns about your child, we have a legal duty to try and work with you and your family. For some families it may be that the social worker and other professionals (health visitors, teachers etc) think that without help things may get worse.

We aim to prevent problems getting worse and will be as clear as possible with you as to why we want to work with you and how we might be able to help.

Ultimately our aim is to work with you and other professionals to ensure children remain within their families and that they are kept safe from harm and are able to grow and thrive.

For more information, download the family support and safeguarding leaflet (pdf, 98kb).

Page last updated: 17 May 2021

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