This website is currently under review and information may not be accurate. We are refreshing the overarching partnership priorities for children and young people in Lancashire and expect these to be published, supported by new governance arrangements, in autumn 2018.

Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Welcome to the Children and Family Wellbeing Service

The vision for Lancashire's Prevention and Early Help Strategy is to secure a county-wide approach within which all partners co-ordinate, prioritise and maximise their collective efforts to enable children, young people and families to achieve success, resist stress, manage change and uncertainty, and make safe decisions about their future.  It provides a framework to support partners in reshaping existing services and working together more effectively, utilising existing resources in a more integrated way in order to secure better outcomes for families.

A key part of the new approach is the launch of  Lancashire's Children and Family Wellbeing Service which offers support to children, young people and families age 0-19+yrs (0 - 25yrs for SEND) and their families. With a whole family approach the service will ensure that the needs of children, young people and families who are vulnerable to poor outcomes are identified early and that those needs are met by agencies working together effectively and in ways that are shaped by the views and experiences of the children, young people and families themselves. The targeted early help offer will be delivered to those assessed using Lancashire's Common Assessment Framework (CAF) as having more complex or intensive needs aligned to Lancashire's Revised Continuum of Need (CoN) at Levels 1, 2 and additional support where required of the service (by social care) to level 3.

The service offer for all age groups will be based around five key areas of outcomes:

a) Children and young people are safe and protected from harm
b) Children, young people and their families are resilient, aspirational and have the knowledge, capability and capacity to deal with wider factors which affect their health and wellbeing, life chances and economic wellbeing
c) Children, young people and families are helped to live healthy lifestyles, engage in positive social activities and make healthy choices
d) Children, young people and families health is protected from major incidents and other threats, whilst reducing health inequalities
e) Those in more disadvantaged communities, the number of children, young people and families living with preventable ill health and dying prematurely is reduced

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