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Children's Services Referrals
Child Protection Form and Service Request Form (Replaces Single Service Request Form) January 2013
Earlier this year, the Improving Outcomes Group of the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board, tasked a working group with updating the existing single service request (SSR) form and ensuring it was fit for purpose.
Partners felt that the current SSR does not meet their needs and is not suitable as a child protection referral form.
As a result, two new forms have now been designed to suit individual referrals for
We are pleased to inform you that these new forms are now approved and ready for use by all organisations and partners from 1st January 2013.
Both new forms replace the current SSR. From this date, the ‘old’ SSR should not be used - please discard any old templates.
The new forms and guidance are available on the Herts Direct website at :
Please note, these forms sit on Herts Direct website NOT the Grid. There may be a slight delay in the pdfs loading where a white or grey blank screen appears before the pdf loads.
Sims generated reports for the new forms New
SITSS have produced new reports to enable you to generate the Service Request and Child Protection Referral forms directly from Sims. These are available at:
Common Assessment Framework Form and Supporting tools
To access CAF forms and Guidance documents including 'How to Complete a CAF' please go to:
CAF forms can also be accessed on schools SIMS system:
Schools - for guidance and forms for requesting a statutory assessment please go to the SEN web pages:
Integrated Services for Learning (ISL) New
A new service which brings staff together into integrated area teams across the county to provide support for children and young people with additional and special educational needs: - educational psychology, SEN, behaviour and attendance, early years and SEN, education support centres.
Access to support and advice about individual children from any of our teams in ISL is through a single service request form (SSR) with the exception of requests for statutory assessments of SEN which should go through the established Hertfordshire processes.support to settings. For more information:
Step Up/Step Down Process
A series of process diagrams have been created to show different types and levels of intervention and how a Step Up/Step Down process aims to address the ongoing needs of families, taking into account the issues raised. The processes outline work across the partnership of specialist, targeted and universal support (continuum of needs) and aim to enable a deliverable and effective transition for families, ensuring children are protected and families supported by a range of practitioners working together.
Further detailed information and the Step Up/Step Down process diagrams can be found at: