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The City of London Thresholds of Need
The City of London Thresholds of Need offers guidance on a multi-agency, whole-system approach to assessment, prevention and intervention for children, young people and their families. The guidance supports the use of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF). The document is based on a ‘Continuum of Need’ model. This gives consistency for professionals, sets out a dynamic and needs-led framework which, when used effectively, can match the child or young person’s needs with the appropriate assessment and provision.
By working together, all agencies of the CHSCP will develop flexible services which are responsive to the needs of children and families. These will provide the right help at the right time and in the right place. Our early help arrangements will shift focus away from managing short-term crises, towards effective support being provided at an earlier stage.