CUMBRIA SAFEGUARDING HUB & EARLY HELP

 The Early Help Officers are:

Karen Ross - Early Help Officer (West) Allerdale and Copeland - 07885 405708

CUMBRIA SAFEGUARDING HUB: 0333 240 1727

 

Contacting Cumbria Safeguarding Hub

Consider: 

                           

Does this child need an immediate child protection response if so continue to report your concern to the Hub.  IF NOT:

  • Could this child be helped by an Early Help Plan?
  • Can I identify other professionals to contribute to and Early Help Plan?
  • If so please seek support from your own service advisor or the Early Help Team to work with the family to prevent escalation of need.

 

Unless your contact requires an immediate child protection response the Hub will ask you about the recent Early Help Plan and Team around the child meeting and will make a decision about the level of vulnerability.  This will be either:

Child Protection

Response

Requires further 

investigation

 

Needs Early Help 

Plan

OR

Needs no further

action, or provision

of Professional 

Advice

I

I

Will process to 

District Social Work

Team within 2 hours

 

Process to the 

MASH

Referrer is recommended

to undertake an Early Help

plan, with support from the 

Early Help team if required

I

Decision made

on response

/                  I \

CP response

required

SW Child in Need

Response required

Early Help

Response required

OR

Needs no further

action, or provision

of Professional

Advice

We trust you will be part of an agreed outcome in line with the Cumbria Threshold Guidance.  Where decision have been made following the Hub episode we will provide feedback on the destination of your contact via email or letter.  However you are also responsible for knowing what has happened to your concern, so if you have not had any feedback withing 72 hours you MUST contact the Hub and ask