Threshold Framework

Welcome to Luton's multi-agency guidance on accessing the right help and support for children, young people and their families at the right time. This guidance for threshold of need and intervention is a vital tool that underpins the local vision to provide targeted support services at the earliest opportunity - right through to specialist and statutory interventions when it is needed to promote the welfare and safety of vulnerable children and young people. It aims to offer a clear framework and a common understanding of thresholds of need for practitioners within all agencies, to help to promote a shared awareness of the different interventions required to effectively support children, young people and their families or carers.

Many agencies, professionals, parents, carers, family members and volunteers are involved with providing support, by collectively working together we can make improvements and a 'real difference' to the outcomes and life chances of the children and young people living in our area that need it the most. Understanding the access criteria for services and thresholds detailed within this guidance should strengthen local arrangements and 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.

We hope you find this guidance helpful in supporting you to make a difference for children and young people.


Please click here to download a copy of the presentation from the Launch Event.