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New Universal form - Child Safeguarding

New Universal Referral Form

 Professionals in all agencies have a responsibility to refer a child when it is believed or suspected that a child:

  • Has suffered significant harm and /or;
  • Is likely to suffer significant harm and/or;
  • Has developmental and welfare needs which are likely only to be met through provision of family support services (with agreement of the child’s parent).

 Normally professionals will contact 01609 780780 to notify the local authority of their concerns about a child or young person.  Any telephone referral should be followed by a written referral within 24 hours of a telephone call.

 

 To support this the NYSCP and its partners have updated the Universal Referral Form which is available from. The questions asked within the Universal Referral Form helps the Children and Families Service to obtain a better understanding of that child’s situation, including:

  • what the worries are
  • what are the strengths and safety for the child, and
  • what the referrers analysis of the situation is. 

 The NYSCP Universal Referral Form has recently been amended to reflect North Yorkshire County Council’s Strength in Relationship Model to allow the Local Authority Children and Young People’s Service to make decisions in a timely and consistent manner. Guidance has also been produced to help using the form to complete a written referral.

 

 The revised Universal Referral Form is available from the “Forms for Professionals” section of the NYSCP website. Guidance to help partners complete the Universal Referral Form is available from here.

 

 

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