How to get help
- Making a referral or requesting an assessment
- What to do if you're worried a child is being abused or neglected
- Family support and children with disabilities
Under the Children Act 1989, every child is entitled to an assessment if they are thought to be 'in need'
The Children Act defines 'in need' as being:
- Children who are unlikely to achieve, maintain or have the opportunity to achieve or maintain a reasonable standard of health or development without the provision of services by a local authority under Part 3 of the Act
- Children whose health or development is likely to be significantly impaired or further impaired without the provision of local authority services under Part 3 of the Act
- Children with disabilities
- Children who are at risk of significant harm, or who have suffered significant harm
Assessments are carried out by Social Workers in the Assessment Team and may or may not result in the provision of services.
Social Workers can also offer support to families in need when resources allow, or may refer them to other services or agencies.
If you want to make a referral or request an assessment, please contact:
- Assessment Service
48 Station Road
- Tel 020 8489 4592/ 5652/ 5762 /4582
Fax 020 8489 2110
If you are concerned or worried that a child is being abused or neglected
Please use the following link: Protecting vulnerable children.
For help, advice or information contact:
- Family Support Service
40 Cumberland Road
London N22 7SG
- Tel 020 8489 3671
Fax 020 8489 3688.
For new requests for help, advice or information, a social worker is available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9am and 12.30pm.
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