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Continuum of Need – thresholds

In 2010 Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership and the Children and Young People’s Board adopted the London Continuum of Need.  The Continuum of Need is a guide to thresholds for four levels of service.

The movement up and down the continuum of need is not exactly the same for each child; it will depend on level of risk, engagement of the child/young person or family with services and the history of past harm for a child or young person.  The Continuum of Need provides indicators of need to inform discussion and planning between services and agencies about the kind of support required. The Wandsworth Safeguarding Children Partnership have a document explaining the thresholds for intervention.