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West Sussex Continuum of Need / Threshold Guidance

To contact the Integrated Front Door (IFD) click on the link below for information including referral details:

Report a concern about a child

The updated documents below are an interim refresh and we will be reviewing them shortly in light of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 –

Continuum of Need Multi-Agency Threshold Guidance (updated February 2024)

Thresholds on a Page document (updated February 2024)

The West Sussex Continuum of Need has been produced as a tool to assist practitioners working with children and young people. The aim of the tool is to help practitioners identify a child’s level of need and consider whether additional support may be necessary to help them achieve their potential and keep them safe. It will be used by all agencies and teams, including the Integrated Front Door (IFD), and provides a common language and approach that will enable all practitioners to work together effectively and consistently.

The WSSCP recommends that all agencies, schools and settings working with children and their families use this tool to inform their decision-making regarding levels of need and to support their conversations with other professionals.