Barnet continuum of support
If a child is in immediate danger please call 999
Most children and young people have basic needs that are met well by their parents, wider family, support networks and universal services such as health, children’s centres and schools.
Children and young people with additional needs may benefit from access to early help services or targeted services, and for some children with more complex needs access to specialist help may be required and where a safeguarding risk is evident children will need to be referred to Children’s Social Care to safeguard and promote their welfare.
In Barnet, we want to ensure that children and young people are at the centre of all we do. This document is intended to support professionals working with children, young people and their families to consider their needs and any risks to their welfare in the context of the range of support that is available to help, support and protect them so that our responses are both timely and proportionate.
The document does not intend to replace professional judgement on how best to meet children, young people and family’s needs, but serves as a guide for professionals from which dialogue and decisions can be generated about what is in children and young people’s best interests.
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