Information leaflets for parents and carers

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 assessments in Children's Services for parents and carers

Child protection

Download: A guide to Child Protection Enquiries (Section 47)

Download: A guide to Child Protection Conferences

Kinship care

Download: Find out more about what to expect

Download: Private fostering a guide for children and young people

Download: Private Fostering a guide for carers

Download: Private Fostering a guide for professionals

Download: Worcestershire guide to special guardianship orders

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.

Download: A guide to your welfare return home interview