In times of increasing financial pressure, we must be confident that everything we do is worth doing.
Professor Eileen Munro highlights that there are consequences for families who are drawn unnecessarily into the net for a statutory intervention, ‘for these families, the experience ranges from unpleasant to highly traumatic, sometimes leaving them with a fear of asking for help in the future.…It is important to remember that the search for accuracy comes with a human cost that is borne by a child and parent (Munro 2nd Report).
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Children and young people are often the most vulnerable members of our communities with local authorities and their partners providing social care support to those experiencing the highest levels of problems.
Nevertheless, it is important that all partners and communities provide effective and co-ordinated help and support to children and their families at the earliest opportunity, to prevent them from having to experience such difficulties and related distress in the first place. The Early Help and Troubled Families programmes (see below) are considered to be dynamic connections to the multiagency safeguarding hub (MASH).
Continue reading Early Offer of Help, including the Troubled Families programme as part of the MASH