Levels of Vulnerability and Need

 Levels of Vulnerability and Need


The purpose of the above Levels of Vulnerability and need model is to help practitioners identify children or young people's degree of vulnerability and need and respond appropriately. 

This model should be used in conjunction with the Pan Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership (formally LSCB) document: Continuum of Need

If you want to refer to, or make enquires with either BCP Level 3 Early Help services or Level 4 Childrens Social Care you will need to contact the new  BCP Childrens Services single front door, the First Responce Hub:

01202 735046


Please use the NEW Inter-agency Referral form  for both Early Help and Social care.

The Pan Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership (formally LSCB) gives guidance with an Escalation Policy; which aims to prevent disputes and outline procedures to be followed when threshold disputes between yourselves and the First Response Hub cannot be resolved through discussion and negotiation.


Further Support, Levels 1 & 2

BCP Family Information Service for advice and guidance

Art Brokerage for advice and guidance 

An Out of Hours Guide for Professionals