Vulnerability Checklist

All agencies working within North Yorkshire Children’s Trust and North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board have a responsibility to address the needs of children and young people in their area. Effective joint working provides the framework in which children’s needs can be met across the spectrum.

The provision of preventative services should form part of a continuum of help and support to respond to the different levels of need of individual children and families.

Where need is relatively low level individual services and universal services may be able to take swift action. For other emerging needs a range of early help services may be required, coordinated through an early help assessment. Where there are more complex needs, help may be provided under section 17 of the Children Act 1989 (children in need). Where there are child protection concerns (reasonable cause to suspect a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm) local authority Children’s social care must make enquiries and decide if any action must be taken under section 47 of the Children Act 1989.

This vulnerability checklist is intended to help identify how children’s needs might be met across universal, early help, targeted prevention and intensive/acute services.

To access the Vulnerability Check List please click the image below:

Worried about a child?

Latest News

Mental health high on agenda for young voices

Raising awareness of mental health issues among young people has been one of the early achievements of the North Yorkshire Youth Executive, which brings together young people from different backgrounds from across the county.

North Yorkshire is first in social care for “outstanding” Ofsted in all areas

North Yorkshire is the first and only authority nationally to have received an ‘outstanding’ grade in every category under a new and challenging social care inspection framework which focuses on the effectiveness of frontline practice.

The Safe Car Wash App

Modern slavery is hidden in plain sight on our high streets. The National Crime Agency thinks there are tens of thousands of people being exploited in the UK, forced to work long hours, for little or no pay, and under...

#Knifefree

The Home Office’s #Knifefree campaign seeks to steer people away from knife crime by making them aware of the risks and highlighting positive alternatives to carrying a knife.

Wud U? App

Teachers and care professionals who work with young people who might be at risk of sexual exploitation - Barnardos has released an award-winning smartphone app designed to educate you people about the dangers...

Trespassing on the railway network

People fail to understand the danger they put themselves and others in when they make the choice to stp on the track...

Latest Tweet