- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children's health or development;
- ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
- taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Children's First Response is Staffordshire's single point of contact for all professionals and members of the public to report concerns, request advice and share information about a child and/or family. This is now called Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support (SCAS)
If the child is at immediate risk of harm call the Police on 999.
If you are a member of the public who has a concern about a child, and they are not at immediate risk of harm, you should call Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support (SCAS)
0300 111 8007
0345 604 2886 out of hours (Emergency Duty Team).
If you are a professional you must decide on the child/family's Level of Need and use the online referral process. Levels of Need are used to determine the kind of support a child or family requires.