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Children's Social Care Eligibility Criteria

Bradford Threshold of Need
This is a guide for people who work with or are involved with children, young people and their families. Its aim is to assist practitioners and managers in assessing and identifying a child’s level of need, parent/carer factors, what type of services/resources may meet those needs and what processes to follow in moving from an assessment to a provision of services. It divides the level of need in to 4 tiers. Generally, children at tier 3 may require a social care assessment and most children at tier 4 will require a social care assessment.

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Children's Services Contact Centre

The Children’s Services Contact Centre is the first point of contact for all new enquiries, by telephone or in writing, from members of the public and other professionals.

Children with Complex Health or Disabilities Team (CCHDT) 0-18

CCHDT is part of the Integrated SEND Assessment and Support Service. The team provides a social care assessment & care management service to those disabled children and young people with the most complex needs.


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The Bradford SEND Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Bradford Council. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that are available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the Bradford Council or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information.

Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.