Early Help tools and guidance

What to do flowchart A visual reminder of questions to ask and appropriate steps to take
Wiltshire Wheel A visual tool that children, families and professional can use to show what their main concerns are. (Can be repeated after intervention to show distance travelled)
Level of need descriptor table Provides a steer on where particular obstacles to a child’s health and development sit across our thresholds (no means exhaustive nor intended as a substitute for professional judgement or discussion with others)
What to do if you suspect serious abuse of neglect WSCB flowchart showing immediate actions if you suspect child abuse and/or neglect.  Also refer to the South West Child Protection Procedures site for further information
Early Help offer (June 2016) Outlines the key universal and targeted resources and support available in Wiltshire to support children, young people and their families.  This list is not exhaustive.
Spotlight on Children’s Social Care Brief summary of MASH, Social Care Child definitions and examples which warrant the intensive and specialist support available through Children’s Social Care.
Joint working protocol between Adult and Children’s Services To support and protect children and young people in households where there is parental domestic abuse, drug or alcohol misuse, or mental health problems.