Last updated by Stephanie.Rosser@essex.gov.uk on Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Changes to the Request for Support (RFS) online referral form will come into effect from Tuesday 25th August 2020. These changes will help process requests more quickly and efficiently.
The changes are:
Before making a Request for Support, please consider the family’s needs using the ‘Effective Support for Children and Families in Essex’ document on the Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board website. This document provides guidance for all practitioners in working together with children and families to provide early help, targeted and specialist support.
Please remember that when you submit a Request for Support form on our website, you need to obtain consent from the family. Best practice would be to ensure the family/young person are aware of your concerns prior to completing the Request For Support.
If a child or children require immediate protection, please call us on 03456 037 627 and ask for the Children and Families Hub Priority Line. Alternatively, call Essex Police on 999.