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:
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