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LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)

Wandsworth LADO Statutory guidance places a clear responsibility on organisations to contact the LADO within one working day where it is alleged that a member of staff or volunteer who works with children has:  behaved in a way that has harmed a child or, may…

Safeguarding (MASH, WSCP)

All practitioners have a responsibility to safeguard children from harm and act as soon as they identify a child at risk.  The risk could be not meeting the development milestones, health issues going unchecked or risk of significant harm, physically   and/or emotionally or due to…

Continuum of Need – thresholds

In 2010 Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership and the Children and Young People’s Board adopted the London Continuum of Need.  The Continuum of Need is a guide to thresholds for four levels of service. The movement up and down the continuum of need is not exactly…

Practice Guidance – Information Sharing

This practice guidance is designed to support frontline staff working in universal and targeted and preventative services that are working as part of a Team Around the Child (TAC) and as such have a responsibility to use their professional judgement to decide what information it is…

SoSWB Framework

The Signs of Safety and Well Being is a solution focused approach used by services that are working together to improve outcomes and safety for a child and their family.  Practitioners and parents look at the strengths within families, where there are concerns, and identify…

Early Help Strategy

This Early Help Strategy sets out the key strands of the early help offer in Wandsworth. These include how the processes, the services, and the outcomes for families and young people who access early help services and support in Wandsworth are quality assured.

Managing conflict

Professional differences in relation to individual cases are inevitable from time to time between practitioners, and between practitioners’ managers who have different perspectives and expectations.  The WCSB and the CYPPB feels that differences should be dealt with quickly and where possible through face to face…

Guide to Early Help Processes

This handbook is written for frontline operational managers, but the processes and policies will be of use to all staff working with and supporting children, young people and their families. The guidance explains the framework, practice tools and processes that are used to support integrated working…

Early Help Assessment (EHA)

What is the Early Help Assessment? The Early Help Assessment (EHA) has been developed from the Signs of Safety and Well Being methodology.  The practitioners work with a parent(s) or young person to gather information and build a picture of what is currently happening, including…

Early Help Practitioners' Hub

The Early Help Hub is a resource for practitioners working with children and families to find services that can help to support these families. "It is important that children receive the right help at the right time.  For that to happen, everyone who comes in contact…