Information for professionals who work with children and families in Lancashire.

Childcare and early years settings

Early years provider portal, setting up new childcare, becoming a childminder, free early education funding, Pupil Premium for early years children, early years foundation stage consultants, safeguarding, and Family Information Service documents.

SEND - information for professionals

Information for professionals. Includes EHC plans, NHS SEND register and Lancashire Breaktime toolkit.


Schools' Portal, information for school governors, PIVATS, Lancashire ROSE, road safety and children missing education.

Early Help Assessment

Early Help Assessment (EHA) will replace the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) from 6 September 2021. Access EHA and CAF guidance and forms.

Early help training for practitioners

Free training for practitioners that work with children, young people and families in Lancashire.

Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Information for professionals about the Children and Family Wellbeing (CFW) Service including referral (request for support e-form) and commissioned services lead professional information.

Safeguarding children

Information for professionals about safeguarding children in Lancashire.

Supporting children in our care, care leavers and vulnerable children

Support and advice for professionals working with children looked after, previously looked after children and leaving care young people.

Lancashire Children, Young People and Families Partnership

Find out about the arrangements in Lancashire for working in partnership across all organisations which have an interest in supporting children young people and families.

Family Hubs – information for practitioners

Resources for professionals working with families. Learn more or get involved.

Children and young people's participation - information for professionals

Includes Lancashire Participation Network learning briefs.

Voice of the child

Tools to help ensure that children and young people’s views are heard and recognised. For services, schools or organisations who work with children and families in Lancashire.


How to access Astute e-learning.