Many people are worried that contacting children's social services will mean that children are taken into care. In fact, unless a child is in danger, we will work hard with parents to help and support them so that the family can stay together.
Of course where there is a serious issue of abuse or neglect we will protect children together with the police and other agencies.
We can offer:
You can refer yourself to us or ask a professional you are working with to help. We will need to talk to you and your family to find out what your needs are and what we can offer you and agree a way forward.
You may be referred for some early intervention support from the community or a voluntary agency, or might be offered support through the children's centres or via our locality service. If your needs are more complex you may be referred for an assessment by a social worker and they will discuss with you how we can help further.
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