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Legal Issues and Advice for Families

The Family Information Service has put together a booklet containing advice on basic legal issues affecting family life.  You can find the booklet in the Downloads section on the right hand side.

Level 1 - Universal

Child or young person (CYP) with no identified additional needs or needs that can be met by universal services. At Level 1, a My Profile (or similar) should be used, templates for which can be found in the relevant drop-down below. 

Level 2 - Additional (My Plan)

The child/young person's needs can be met through your agency working jointly with another agency.  Gain consent of the family to hold a Team Around the Family (TAF) Meeting and formulate a My Plan for delivery and review.  The Lead Practitioner will coordinate the support.…

Level 3 - Intensive (My Plan +)

The child's needs are more complex and require an assessment to understand the range, depth or significance of the needs which may require a more intensive response. At Level 3, a My Plan + (including a My Assessment) should be used, templates for which can be found…

Level 4 - Specialist

The child's needs are complex and enduring and a statutory response is required. At Level 4, a statutory Plan should be used e.g. Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), Child in Need (CIN) Plan, Child Protection (CP) Plan. If during the course of work with a…

Local Authority Policy & Guidance

These documents relate to our practice in Gloucestershire. These are the multi-agency guidance frameworks to help practitioners construct, develop, and deliver effective help to children and families. This includes the Early Help and the Specialist services such as Social Care. “By working together, we are…

Local Offer Feedback

If you would like to provide feedback on the Local Offer, you can use this form, or email sendlocaloffer@gloucestershire.gov.uk Local Offer Feedback Report 2016 The Local Offer has been available for two years since its introduction in September 2014.  The Local Offer has two key…

Meeting the needs of children and families through Early Help

This section provides advice, guidance and practical tools to all practitioners around offering inclusive, early help support to children and families within Gloucestershire. The blue tabs on the left hand side of the page will take you to more specific information about various aspects of…

Mental Capacity Act 2005

What it means for young people aged 16 and over: It will help young people to make their own decisions It will also protect people who cannot make their own decisions about some things.  This is called 'lacking capacity' The Act tells people: What to…

Multi-Agency Training

In order to support Practitioners working with children, young people and their families, there is a wide range of training that is delivered by services within Gloucestershire County Council or community partners.  This multi-agency training can be accessed by both internal and external agencies including early years providers,…
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