Walsall's Early Help Guide For Lead Professionals
This page contains the information that professionals in Walsall need to help ensure the safety of children in the borough. You can view and download the documents and guidance by clicking on the relevant titles.
This document sets out our aims and responsibilities in ensuring the the right children are in the right place, at the right time for the right amount of time.
This guide aims to give Lead Professionals and Social Workers information to support children, young people and their families to access the full range of services available as part of a Child Protection/Child in Need or Early Help Assessment plan or step down.
This guidance helps professionals reflect on how they can help families step down from the need for social care intervention and gives best practice guidance to help with this.
This is an overview of the Early Help Assessment process
Walsall's Early Help / Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Path overview (PDF 337KB)
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Gives an overview of the process after a referral is made to MASH.
This is the form that you must use to make a referral to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Team (MASH). Please remember that all urgent child protection referrals should initally be made by telephone to MASH on 0300 555 2866 / out-of-hours 0845 111 2922 or 0845 111 2836. In an emergency please call the Police on 999.
This leaflet gives an overview of how Walsall's Early Help can help their families.
This document should be used to review the progress of children who are currently being helped by Walsall's Early Help process.
A professional will use this form when a family has been stepped down and no longer needs involvement from Walsall Early Help.
This tool helps ensure that all Early Help Assesments are quality assured to the same standard.
A reource pack providing information, guidance and the screening tool, to help professionals quickly and consistently assess a child's risk of child sexual exploitation. You can download it from the links on the left of the page after the jump.
Guidance to professionals about the thresholds for referrals, common language and the roles and responsibilities of individual professionals, agencies and support available.
The process for referrals if you suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.
The team offers a social work assessment and care planning service for children and young people aged 0-18 years with 'permanent and substantial' (Equality Act 2010). Below are details of the eligibility criteria for accessing the team and details of the assessment of need matrix that they use.