Levels of Need and Continuum of Support

Diagram illustrating the thresholds for early help assessment The purpose of the above Continuum model is to help practitioners identify children or young people's degree of need and respond appropriately. 

This model should be used in conjunction with the Local Safeguarding Childrens Board (LSCB) document: Levels of Need and Continuum of Support

Further Support

Please contact the following services if you would like to talk through the needs you have identified to help clarify your next step.

If you are not sure about the level of need, please contact the service you think is the closest to the level of need you have identified.

Children's Information Service

for advice and guidance at Universal Level

Art Brokerage

for advice and guidance at Universal and Universal Plus Levels

Family Support Hub

for advice, guidance and support at the Plus Partnership Level

BDP Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

for advice, guidance and support at the Statutory Level

*New Out of Hours Service (OOHS) contact from 5th November 2018:  

01202 738256  

childrensOOHS@poole.gov.uk

A Guide for Professionals