CHILD IN NEED
Initially Social Care will offer help and support. If this appears to be unsuccessful and concerns are ongoing they may make a decision to record your child/children as a Child In Need. If you want advice please contact us.
CHILD PROTECTION MEETINGS
The Local Authority may decide to arrange a meeting called an Initial Child Protection conference (ICPC). The parents, the Social Workers and any professional involved in the child’s life i.e. Health Visitor, School Nurse, Teacher, Health Professional, Police Officer, etc will be invited to a meeting to share information.
At the end of the ICPC a decision will be made as to whether the child’s name should be placed on the Child Protection Register. under one or more of the following categories:
If a decision is made to put a child’s name on the Child Protection Register a Child Protection Plan will be agreed and a date for a Child Protection Review Conference will be scheduled. Review meetings will continue to take place until the child’s name has been taken off the Child Protection Register.
Legal Help is available if you are financially eligible. To assess if you are financially eligible we will need to see up to date proof of your income and 3 months bank statements.