Referrals

Who can be Referred?

Any family with at least one child 0-5 years,

experiencing stress for a variety of reasons such as:

  • Loneliness
  • New to the Area
  • Isolation
  • Child with Special Need
  • Depression
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Multiple Birth or several under 5
  • Bereavement within the Family
  • Lack of Extended Family
  • Language Barrier
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Ill Health – emotional or physical
  • Very Young Parents
  • Lone Parent
  • Child’s Behavioural Problems
  • A Need for Parenting Guidance
  • Role Change Adjustment

How are Referrals made?

We accept referrals from any agency, with the parents’ knowledge & permission

via telephone, email or post  (4-page forms available from Home Start Offices) or available to download Here.

We also accept self-referrals

 

Information required includes:

all family names/dates of birth/gender/ethnicity/G.P./H.V./C.A.F./C.I.N./C.P./Immigration Status/Disability and H&S issues

Plus tick boxes re LONE PARENT, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, DOMESTIC ABUSE, MENTAL HEALTH, LEARNING DISABILITY, POST NATAL DEPRESSION, TEENAGE PREGNANCY and INTERPRETER REQUIRED

Each new referral is followed up by an assessment home visit by a Co-ordinator

 

PLEASE NOTE : Referrals where child/ren are subject to a Child Protection Plan will be considered on an individual basis

Please see these Examples of Referrals