Effective early support can prevent the escalation of difficulties and transform lives. The most effective prevention services consider the whole family and puts in place as much support as is necessary to help families make positive and sustainable changes.
The Children and Families Prevention Service brings together a range of work, previously undertaken by separate services, to create a single prevention service which operates seamlessly through the 0-19 age range. It aims to provide timely and effective responses that prevent difficulties escalating and reduce the numbers of children and young people requiring Children’s Social Care and other crisis led services.
Professionals can refer families to the service by completing the “Referral to Children and Family Service” form or by calling the Customer Resolution Centre single point of contact on 01609 780780. Parents, carers and young people themselves can access the service for support and information by calling the Customer Resolution Centre single point of contact on 01609 780780.
More information about the service can be accessed at the North Yorkshire County Council Prevention Service page.