Northumberland supporting families partnership aims to help families who face multiple and complex needs through existing services and intensive family support.
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The partnership is working with families who would benefit from extra support. This support is carried out through existing family services, such as Early Help or social work. The approach is about working with the whole family. It looks at:
If you’re a parent or carer of a child who you feel would benefit from additional support, please ask the child’s school or other involved professional to make a referral to Early Help First Contact (previously the early intervention hub). Or make a self-referral using the Multi-agency referral form (MARF) below.
Early Help First Contact allows all requests come into a central point and the right support identified quickly. If needed the situation can be discussed at Northumberlands Early Help Virtual Hub - a multi agency meeting.
If you would like to refer a child to Early Help First Contact, please see the link below or for more information email email@example.com.
Early Help Support Request forms
Please complete the Early Help support request if:
PLEASE NOTE: All forms available on this page must be submitted by secure email or through CryptShare. It is important to fully complete all forms.
The Family Home Care Tool is a set of questions that looks at a family's home life. It helps the family, and those working with them, to understand what support is needed.
This is how it looks:
Guidance on the tool is here - Guidance
You can download it here - Family Home Care Tool
If the family agree, once completed, please send to FHCTool@Northumberland.gov.uk
These will be stored securely. You can also contact this email (again with consent) if you would like to check if a family have completed the tool in the past and you would like a copy.
If you have completed the tool and feel a referral to another agency is needed but you are unsure who can support this, you can make an Early Help Support request - here
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