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Medway Threshold Criteria for children in need

Most children and young people have a number of basic needs that can be supported through a range of universal services.

These services include education, early years, health, housing, youth services, leisure facilities and services provided by voluntary organisations.

However, some children have more complex needs and may need access to specialist services to support them. One such service is Local Authority Social Services for ‘Children in Need’.

This document provides guidance for professionals and service users, to clarify the circumstances in which to refer a child to a specific agency to address an individual need, to carry out an Early Help Assessment (EHA) or refer to Children’s Services in Medway.

The Medway Threshold Criteria for Children in Need