West Sussex Continuum of Need / Threshold Guidance
THE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR INTEGRATED FRONT DOOR (IFD) IS WSChildrenServices@westsussex.gov.uk
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.