Professional Referral changes due to Covid-19 outbreak - please read this before making any professional referrals or reading the pages in this section.

Information for parents and families can be found on our accessing support  or child protection pages. This page is aimed at professionals and agencies.

Safeguarding and our Integrated Front Door

If there is a child or young person at risk of significant harm (safeguarding issues),  you should make a referral through the Integrated front door

Early Help Assessments

The Early Help Assessment is used for all Early Help requests where a multi-agency approach is required. It leads to:

  • District Early Help services
  • Support for an existing lead professional. The Early Help Hub will suggest an initial Family Support Plan and they or the District Team will review the closing plan - See our Think family page for more information.
  • signposting to a better-placed service or intervention outside of the Council through the Cambridgeshire Online Directory

Before starting an Early Help Assessment in Cambridgeshire, the assessor should check if one already exists. From January 2020 external professionals can directly access elements of our database (Liquid Logic) to make checks, or create an assessment.

Early Help Assessment - LiquidLogic

Appropriately authorised and trained professionals can establish whether a family has an existing Early Help Assessment, within the Early Help Module of Liquid Logic. If there is not an existing Early Help Assessment, you can complete one within LiquidLogic.

If you are a professional from a partner agency looking to make a referral or be a Lead Professional for a family, please request authorisation to have partner level access to Liquid Logic.

Troubled Families Outcome Plan (06-2020)
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