Once you have made the first step in asking for support, the most appropriate service/s within early help can be identified. Some of the services will need a Child & Family Assessment/Notification Safeguarding Form (CFAN) to be completed before any involvement begins. Other services within Early Help may have their own referral form or procedure.
If you have self-referred to a service in Early Help and are unsure whether you have been accepted, please contact the service directly to enquire. Alternatively, the practitioner who referred you for support will be your point of contact to update you on progress of the referral.
If you have not met the criteria for a service you have approached, please discuss this with the practitioner you are working with (e.g. a member of staff at your child’s school, your GP or your Health Visitor) who will be able to support and or signpost you to other services that may be able to help.