Multi-agency thresholds guidance

Guidance for the application of multi-agency thresholds

It is the expectation of member organisations of the Children's Trust Board and Local Safeguarding Children Board that all professionals working with children, young people and families will work within this guidance and pay full regard to the more detailed associated policies and procedures in place.

The guidance is aimed at people and organisations who work with children, either in professional or voluntary capacity.

Please refer to the Multi-agency Thresholds Guidance to be clear about the thresholds for access to services which support the actions needed to improve the outcomes for children.

The Thresholds Guidance will help with:

  • Better understanding of how to respond to lower levels of need.
  • Early identification of vulnerability and better support to prevent escalation.
  • Better understanding of when to refer to the Safeguarding Hub.
  • Improved decision making based on multi-agency information sharing and Early Help knowledge of family strengths and vulnerabilities.

Multi-agency Procedures Manual

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