Levels of Need and Continuum of Support
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
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
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:
A Guide for Professionals