Effective Support for Children and Families

Effective Support for Children and Families in Somerset

Updated: June 2024

This guidance aims to assist professional assessment around the provision of effective support for children and families in Somerset. It covers unborn babies, children and young people aged 0 -18 years, (up to age 25 with special educational needs and disability) and should be used alongside statutory guidance for each agency.

Latest updates include:

June 2024:

  • Update to continuum of need diagram

March 2024:

  • Indicators of Need: updates to 2.1.4, 2.2.7, 2.2.8, 2.6.1, 3.2.1 and 3.3.1
  • Update to reflect new guidance Working Together 2023 (p34)
  • Responding to Children Hidden from Services – incl. link to Hidden Child Bite-size Briefing (p43)
  • Family Front Door Consultation Line guidance (p43)

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