As previously advised, on the 12th April 2021 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Childrens Services will be launching their online referral form.
This online referral form should be used by professionals to submit safeguarding concerns to Children’s Services. This is a much more secure and efficient way of submitting a referral. The online form should be used instead of Word or PDF versions of the form from the above date.
Please note that there are separate referral forms for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough children, the referral should be completed based on the home address of the child /ren.
You should make sure that you have all the relevant information to enable you to complete the referral as you are unable to save it and return to it at a later point. Supporting documents and pictures etc can be uploaded as attachments within the online referral form.
The “Effective Support for Children and Families” (Threshold Document) https://www.safeguardingcambspeterborough.org.uk/children-board/professionals/procedures/threshold-document/ provides helpful guidance on identifying the child’s level of risk and the appropriate level of support that may be required.
You will be able to download a copy of your referral form as a PDF at the point of submission by clicking the download button on the acknowledgement page. Each referral submitted will also generate a unique reference, please note this number for any further correspondence in relation to your referral. Please be aware that once you leave the acknowledgement page you will not be able to return to it to download a copy of your submitted form.
There is a referral form for members of the public who wish to raise concerns to complete. These can be found on the relevant Local Authority’s websites below:
- CCC https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/parenting-and-family-support/safeguarding-children-and-child-protection
- PCC https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/healthcare/safeguarding-children/worried-about-a-child
All submitted online referral forms will be received by the Customer Service Centre who will process them in line with the Threshold Pathway, as is currently the case.
We appreciate that this is a change in process but we are confident that this will support the work of the partnership to improve the quality of referrals received and to reduce the volume of unnecessary referrals being made.