Assessments in Children's Services
The role of a Social Worker is to make sure that a child is safe and well cared for. This guide will explain how a social worker can help you and your family and what happens during the assessment process.
Download: A guide to Child Protection Conferences
Download: Find out more about what to expect
Download: Private Fostering a guide for carers
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is a partnership between Worcestershire County Council (WCC) children’s social care, Worcestershire NHS Health Services, West Mercia Police and the National Probation Service working together to safeguard children and young people. Find out more information about MASH by downloading the leaflet.
Download: MASH leaflet
Special Educational Needs information factsheets
Download: Factsheets for parents
Download: Factsheets for young people
What is a welfare return home interview?
If a child runs away or goes missing from home or care, when the child is found, they must be offered an independent return interview. Independent return interviews provide an opportunity to uncover information that can help protect children from the risk of going missing again. This is not the same as a Police Safe and Well check. The following leaflet will help to explain the process.