Still have concerns

Still have concerns

Key points

If you have discussed your concerns with your manager or a senior colleague and you believe that the child may be at risk of significant harm, you should make a referral to Children's Social Care

How to do it

It is important that you carefully note your concerns in writing. Your records should cover these basic facts:

  • what you saw: when and where
  • what you said: when, where and who to
  • what was said to you: when, where and who by
  • what you thought and why you thought it
  • what you did.

Find out if there have been any previous concerns from within your agency, and who is the lead worker in the relevant agency. Compile an up-to-date case record of important events (a chronology).