Concerned about a child?
If you require support from the Emergency Services you can call 999 for Police or Ambulance.
To help you decide whether to report a concern you should consult Birmingham’s multi-agency threshold document Right Help, 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.
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**
Extremism Guidance & Screening Tool
The Extremism Guidance provides some insights into channel panel information about threshold referral pathway for channel and CSC. The guidance also has explorative questions to assist practioners to explore concerns when assessing vulnerability. For a copy of the Extremism Guidance - click here
The Extremism Screening Tool must accompany a Request for Support. The Extremism Screening Tool is to assist you with identifying concerns relating to comments or behaviour that you are worried about. These concerns may present as being influenced or being vulnerable to extremist narratives or ideology. For a copy of the Prevent Duty Extremism Screening Tool - click here.
Page updated: 16.05.2017