The Rochdale's Children's Needs and Response Framework replaces the Threshold Model for Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children. It builds on the strengths of the old model and is the local tool to assist all those whose work brings them into contact with children, young people and their families in the Borough, to work together to support all children and young people to achieve their full potential and to protect the very small number of children at risk of harm.
The Framework describes the levels of children's needs and how professionals and organisations must respond to and meet those needs by providing appropriate services in a timely fashion.
Rochdale's Children's Needs and Response Framework applies to all children and young people from conception to the age of 18 years. It has been developed to assist practitioners and managers in assessing and identifying a child's level of need and crucially how best to respond and meet those needs as early as possible to prevent difficulties escalating into crises.
Children's Needs & Response Framework Guidance Click here
Multi Agency Child Protection Referral Form Click here