In Caerphilly borough we understand that professionals need to be able to complete a referral form whether the family needs one service or several services.
We are currently piloting a single Common Referral Form that has all the basic details of the family which can be completed with the family. If multiple services are needed this form can be copied to save time. If you are not sure which service the family needs, please complete and send to the TAF single front door. However, you may already be able to identify which service the family requires from the examples below and will be able to send them direct to the service: -
Common Referral Process
Contact and Referral Team
Are you concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child? Are you worried they are at risk or being harmed? If you think a child is at risk of harm you need to make a referral to the Contact and Referral Team.
ISCAN is a multi agency service where professionals from health, education, children's services and voluntary agencies work together to provide a service for children and families with additional needs. The service is based at the Caerphilly Children's Centre and the Children with Disability Team is part of ISCAN. Children with additional needs and their families will be referred by a professional like a GP, health visitor, or some else working with the family provided the child is under 12. The family have to first give their permission for this to happen.
What happens Referrals are discussed at a weekly ISCAN meeting to look at the range of services the child and their family need. For children whose needs are complex a Lead Professional will be allocated to the child and family. This person will be the most appropriate person to co ordinate and assist the family and will usually be someone who knows the family best. The lead professional will then undertake an assessment of your child's needs.
This is a multi-agency planning group that aims to prevent offending and anti-social behaviour by offering support services to 8 – 15 year olds and their families. YISP ensures that children and young people receive, at the earliest opportunity, mainstream services plus support from voluntary and community groups to meet their needs such as education and training, social services, youth services, health and substance misuse.
The Youth Offending Service is key to the success of the Youth Justice System. There is a Youth Offending Service in every local authority in Wales and England; it is a one-stop shop for 10–17 year olds at risk of, or involved in offending behaviour, providing effective supervision so that they face the consequences of their offending.
Locally, the service brings together staff from a wide range of organisations including the local authority, police, probation service, health, and specialist project workers. By working together, sharing knowledge, skills and experience, we aim to help young people make the right life choices and reduce youth offending.
The Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly Youth Offending Service (YOS) works in partnership to address anti-social behaviour. We recognise the adverse impact anti-social behaviour can have on everyone in a community – both adults and children – and the importance of addressing such behaviour. Our role is central to making lasting differences in the lives of young people and communities where anti-social behaviour exists.
Problems managing your home, paying bills or threatened with homelessness?
Your Supporting People Team are here to help.
Free Support we can offer includes:
Inclusion and Support provides a referral and support service for families with children with disabililities, where children are young carers; where children have emerging mental health needs and where children and young people are affected by domestic abuse.
Strenghening Families Programme
The Strengthening Families Programme is for ANY family living in Caerphilly who have children aged between 10 – 14. Parents and Youth meet separately for the first hour and spend the second hour together in family activities. The Strengthening Families Programme is most appropriate to young people who live full time with their parent/carer, however other circumstances may be considered.
Adults & young people attending must be committed to take part in a group setting for 2 ½ hours each week for 7 weeks. Applications can be made by individual families or agencies. Agencies currently supporting a family may apply on their behalf with the family’s consent. These agencies will be expected to maintain regular contact with families throughout the duration of the programme. A play service for families with younger children will be made available. The organisers will assess whether the Strengthening Families Programme is suitable for the family, based upon the information provided in your application form
Would you like to be a Strenghening Families Facilitator?
Team Around the Family (TAF) and Supporting Family Change; Co-ordinates multi agency support for families to help them at times of need. Families are at the centre of the TAF throughout their involvement. The project supports families with a range of needs that can include school attendance, caring responsibilities, nutrition, parenting and substance misuse.
Intensive support to families who currently receive support from a number of services can also be provided. Project key workers work with the families’ strengths to help break the cycle of issues they face through building resilience and accessing other opportunities which meet the families’ needs.