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Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 ‘A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children’ states ‘the safeguarding partners should publish a threshold document, which sets out the local criteria for action in a way that is transparent, accessible and easily understood. This should include:

  • the process for the early help assessment and the type and level of early help services to be provided
  • the criteria, including the level of need, for when a case should be referred to local authority children’s social care for assessment and for statutory services under:
    • Section 17 of the Children Act 1989 (children in need)
    • Section 47 of the Children Act 1989 (reasonable cause to suspect a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm)
    • Section 31 of the Children Act 1989 (care and supervision orders)
    • Section 20 of the Children Act 1989 (duty to accommodate a child)
  • clear procedures and processes for cases relating to:
    • the abuse, neglect and exploitation of children
    • children managed within the youth secure estate
    • disabled children

Click here to view the Peterborough Threshold Document (updated September 2016)

Click here to view the Cambridgeshire Threshold Document (Updated 2017)

The guidance for thresholds of need and intervention is a vital tool that underpins the local vision to provide targeted support services at the earliest opportunity – right through to specialist and statutory interventions when it is needed to promote the welfare and safety of vulnerable children and young people. It aims to offer a clear framework and a common understanding of thresholds of need for practitioners within all agencies, to help to promote a shared awareness of the different interventions required to effectively support children, young people and their families or carers.

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