In Redbridge we operate a multi-agency panel to ensure we manage referrals for early help and additional support for children and families in a timely way.
The panel is held at the start of each month and professionals from the following agencies attend.
- CAF Co-ordinator
- Children’s Centres
- Education Welfare Service
- Family Intervention Project
- Family Support
- Health Visiting
- Parenting Support
- Youth Service
If you think you or your child may benefit from an additional service, please speak with a professional you’re already in contact with (this may be someone in a Children’s Centre, your Health Visitor or perhaps someone at your child’s school) and they will be able to explore this with you.
It is likely that they will wish to undertake an assessment of your child and family’s needs using the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and then they may use this to help understand what further services could be of benefit to you.