Safeguarding Children:

Risk Sensible Model

Risk Sensible Framework For Multi-Agency Partners

Based on Blackpool’s Risk Sensible Model used within Children’s Services.

It aims to assist multi agency partners in thinking about the needs and risks present for a child or young person within their family or a care
setting. When read in conjunction with Pan Lancashire Continuum of Need it aims to support you in understanding thresholds of intervention. The framework can also support decisions around when to make a referral to Children’s Social Care and when to start or continue to support a family via the early help assessment process.

Professionals should use this guidance in order to avoid identifying or weighting families at the statutory level of 3 or 4 “just in case”. This is in order to move away from a risk averse approach to one that is (risk defensible decision-making). Engagement with families is important and will help towards successful outcomes. For the purpose of this framework ‘parent/s’ refers to parents or carers.

Risk Sensible Framework For Multi-Agency Partners Booklet (When printing, please select 'Booklet' layout)

Risk Sensible Model Quick Guide (When printing, please select 'Poster' layout)

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