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Assessment & Intervention

Assessment and Intervention in Barnet includes our Duty & Assessment, Intervention & Planning, and REACH teams. Sections 17 and 47 of the Children Act 1989 sets out the duty of these teams to protect children and young people, including children with disabilities, in need or at risk of harm.

Each team operates in accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children and the London Child Protection Procedures and is responsible for undertaking assessments of children where various pathways of work will be recommended that could include a child, young person and their family being offered a short period of intervention or direct work.

Personal information collected

  • Name
  • Address and contact details
  • Date of Birth
  • Medical information
  • Equalities information
  • NHS Number
  • Employment
  • Family/Relationship Information
  • Support Network
  • Information from the local authority from where you live and previously lived
  • Personal referees
  • Other agencies involved with the child, young person and their family
  • Education Information
  • Health Information 
  • Financial Information
  • Criminal/Prosecution Information
  • Housing Information 

Who we share the information with

  • Police
  • Council social care teams for children and adults
  • Health Agencies (like the NHS or GPs)
  • Probation/Prison Services
  • Housing Providers (like Barnet Homes)
  • Third sector/voluntary agencies
  • Other local authorities
  • Judicial Agencies eg Courts

Legislation that applies

  • Children Act 1989
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • London Child Protection Procedures 2018
  • The Department of Health, Department of Education and Employment and Home Office Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (2000)

 

Use of your NHS Number in Children’s Social Care

The NHS may share your NHS number with us. This is so that we are all using the same number to identify you whilst providing your care.  By using the same number the NHS and Children’s social care can work together more closely to improve your care and support.

We will use your NHS number in an integrated care record system across a number of support services including GPs, hospitals, community matrons, district nurses and social care practitioners.

If you wish to opt-out from the use of your NHS Number for social care purposes, please talk with your social worker.

How long we keep your information

100 years for Adoption records

75 years for Children Looked After

35 years in all other record types

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