Social care assessments are the process by which information about children young people and families is gathered, so that decisions can be made about what support and interventions families may need and be entitled to.
All children, young people and their families should have had an opportunity to engage with Early Help, before a referral is made to Children's Social Care. Early Help is about ensuring that children and families receive the support they need at the right time.
Early Help can be accessed through the completion of an Early Help Assessment. These assessments are completed by a wide range of professionals, including schools, pre-school, health and voluntary organisations working with the children, young people and families who may have additional needs.
The Early Help Assessment process will help to identify additional support and co-ordinate the support around the family. More information can be found on the Early Help pages.
Within Peterborough there is a central hub for receiving referrals and making decisions about the most appropriate service to respond to the referral.
To contact the central hub the telephone number is 01733 747474.