The Early Help Strategy looks at the borough’s expectations of local agencies to work together to identify children and families who would benefit from early help; undertake an assessment of the need for early help; and for agencies to provide targeted early help services to address the assessed needs of a child and their family which focuses on activity to significantly improve the outcomes for the child.

Download a copy of the Early Help Strategy


WORKING TOGETHER TO SAFEGUARD CHILDREN is the latest (March 2015) government guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

This guidance aims to help professionals understand what they need to do, and what they can expect of one another, to safeguard children. It focuses on core legal requirements, making it clear what individuals and organisations should do to keep children safe and how they should share information and work together to do so.

Download a copy of the Working Together to Safeguard Children 20170213 Guidance

For advice on sharing information download Information Sharing Advice Safeguarding Practitioners

The NSPCC Report How safe are our children? is a comprehensive

overview of child protection in the UK in 2017 download a copy of the NSPCC Report 2017


Continuum of Need a guide to assessing and meeting the needs of children and their families.

Download Continuum Of Need

Download Continuum Of Need Guidance