Concerned about a child?
If you require support from the Emergency Services you can call 999 for Police of Ambulance.
To help you decide whether to report a concern you should consult Birmingham’s multi-agency threshold document Right Service, Right Time and speak with your agency’s safeguarding representative.
If you suspect or believe that a child is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm or any form of mistreatment or abuse, you should report your concerns immediately to the Children's Advice & Support Service (CASS) click here.
How to request support for a child or family
If there is no immediate danger you will need to complete a Request for Support form as soon as possible. This form is for professionals who have identified that children or families require either social work assessment or intensive family support (including Think Family).
This short and simple form uses a 'Signs of Safety and Wellbeing' approach to identify strengths, highlight concerns and suggest what may need to happen next.
The form has been produced with partners, responding to feedback from practitioners and building on current practice, continuing to identify strengths and needs in a family.
Request for Support Form - click here
Guidance for Partners to complete the Request for Support Form - click here
Signs and Safety and Wellbeing Practice Framework - click here
CSE Screening tool - please complete and attach to your referral if you suspect CSE - click here
Think Family Offer - Leaflet for families - click here
What is a Think Family Offer - click here
What is a DWP Employment Outreach Offer - click here
What is a West Midland Fire Service Offer - click here
Please type up your Request for Support form, save it as a word document and email it to the CASS. Your form will be screened and you will receive an email confirming receipt.
Where to email your Request for Support Form:
**Please only send your completed Request for Support Form to one email box**
Page updated: 29.09.16