Supporting children and families – new guidance for “Right Service Right Time”

From the Safeguarding Children Board – 

“On Monday, 16th March 2015 the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board published the refreshed threshold guidance “Right Service, Right Time” – Delivering effective support for children and families in Birmingham.  The framework provides everyone with clear advice about what to do and how to respond if a child and their family need extra support.  The new guidance takes account of the recent changes in partnership working with the creation of the MASH in July 2014 and the development of early help services including Local Family Support and Safeguarding Hubs.  We are pleased to forward to you a copy of the refreshed Birmingham threshold guidance “Right Service, Right Time”.   Please take this opportunity to disseminate to your staff accordingly.

Right Service Right Time

A detailed implementation plan will be presented to the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board on the 31st March 2015 outlining how agencies will be required to embed the RSRT guidance within their frontline practice.  The refresh will be supported by a series of briefing sessions which have already been announced and are being held on the 16th, 19th and 23rd March 2015 across the city.  The following link will take you direct to the BSCB website where you can find out more information on booking your place for the briefings, if not already done so, and additional information on Right Service, Right Time.

The implementation plan incorporates a comprehensive training programme for all frontline staff which will be delivered through their organisation, supplemented by BSCB  multi-agency training for voluntary sector organisations.  The training programme  enables hands on experience in determining levels of need and understanding  of how to access  appropriate support based on that level of need.  Our aspiration is for Birmingham to be a city where all its professionals put the child at the centre of their planning, decision making and service delivery.   Please find attached a downloadable version of the RSRT guidance which all front line staff should have access to.  Further promotional material will be sent to organisations as part of the implementation plan to help embed this importance guidance.

Jane Held, Independent Chair

Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board

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