SEFTON LSCB Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Online Manual

    3.6 Parental Consultation

    Last updated 12/11/2018

    Professionals should seek to discuss concerns with the family and, where possible seek the family’s agreement to making a referral unless this may place the child at risk of significant harm. In certain circumstances and environments i.e sexual health clinics, Police attendance and A&E, there will be occasions when it is not appropriate to gain consent, however the expectation is that the professional informs the young person and or parent that a referral is being made.

    Where a parent has agreed to a referral, this must be recorded and confirmed on the relevant Referral Form.