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LSCB Multi Agency Referral Form (MARF)

The online Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF) has been agreed by the partnership of the LSCB as the standard means of referring concerns, relevant to the level of need, to Liverpool Children’s Social Care via Careline. Careline will only accept written referrals from professionals submitted via the online Multi-Agency Referral Form (MARF) or a completed Early Help Assessment Tool (EHAT. The only exception to this arrangement is Section 47 Child Protection referrals, where there is reasonable cause to suspect a child is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm. In such instances, professionals should continue to make an immediate telephone referral to Careline 0151 233 3700, followed by an online MARF. Professionals making Section 47 Child Protection Referrals are required to complete an online MARF within one working day of making a telephone referral to Careline. 
Multi Agency Referral Form (MARF)

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