LSCB Responding to Need Guidance and Levels of Need Framework

LSCB Responding to Need Guidance and Levels of Need Framework

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility

Effective safeguarding arrangements is underpinned two key principles;

  • safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: for services to be effective each professional and organisation should play their full part; and
  • a child-centred approach: for services to be effective they should be based on a clear understanding of the needs and views of children.

Everyone who works with children – including teachers, GPs, nurses, midwives, health visitors, early year’s professionals, youth workers, police, Accident and Emergency staff, paediatricians, voluntary and community workers and social workers – has a responsibility for keeping them safe.

Respond to Need

Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board’s (LSCB) ‘Responding to Need Guidance and Levels of Need Framework’ has been designed to guide everyone, who works with children, with their response to a child’s identified needs. Responding to a child’s need at an appropriate level and in a timely way will support needs from escalating.

The framework follows a ‘windscreen model’ which illustrates a continuum of service provision from universal services through to statutory intervention.

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