MAKING A REFERRAL FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR A FAMILY
If you believe a child and their family need some additional support you should discuss this with the family first and agree who is best placed to provide that support. An Early Help Assessment can help you get a full picture of the family’s situation and plan how to meet that need.
Below is a downloadable Early Help Assessment Form and the linked Plan, Review and Closure Form.
need to insert EHA and plan/review closure form
The Continuum of Need document will help you assess the level of support needed or risks present, and there is Guidance that goes with it.
CHILDREN AND FAMILY CENTRES 1:1 FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
Professionals should email our SECURE email Lewisham.Secure@pre-school.org.uk
for referrals to our parenting programmes or to refer a family for 1:1 support.
MAKING A REFERRAL TO LEWISHAM MASH
If, as a professional, you have safeguarding concerns or are requesting commissioned family support for targeted early help, you can use the online MASH request form after reading the below information.
All requests that come through the MASH will be triaged by the multi-agency team and you may be contacted by a professional representing your agency to discuss your request.
If you are worried that a child is at risk of significant harm through abuse or neglect, please call the MASH immediately on 020 8314 9181 to discuss your concerns and then use the form to request child protection from the MASH.
MAKING A REFERRAL TO CAMHS
If you are thinking of referring a child for mental health support to CAMHS, read through THINKING OF REFERRING A CHILD TO LEWISHAM CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (CAMHS) before you do so. This document should help you understand the local framework for supporting families, when they face mental health and emotional well-being concerns.
CAMHS Referral Form Version 17a Word Doc
In the event of referral queries, contact the CAMHS dedicated Duty team on 020 7138 1250.
SUPPORTED FAMILIES TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT CLIENT REFERRAL FORM