The Threshold Framework is a guide for all organisations supporting children, young people and their families to ensure they understand how to direct people to the appropriate services and to provide a consistent level of response. It is a vital tool that underpins the local vision to promote the welfare and safety of vulnerable children and young people by providing targeted support services at the earliest opportunity through to specialist and statutory interventions when this is needed.

The aim of the threshold document is to offer a clear framework and common understanding of need for practitioners across all agencies, helping to promote a shared awareness of the different interventions required to effectively support children, young people and their families or carers. Understanding the criteria for services and thresholds detailed within this guidance can help everyone to work together to identify the best support for an individual child, young person and their family or carers across the spectrum of need at the earliest opportunity.

Locate the threshold document here