Supporting children and families

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, Children and Family Wellbeing Service and Family Information Service documents.


Special educational needs and disabilities forms and information for professionals. Includes SEN support, all about me profile, EHC plans, NHS SEND register, FIND directory of services and Lancashire Breaktime toolkit.


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

Looked after children placed in Lancashire by other local authorities

Services available to children and how to notify us of looked after children from another local authority living in Lancashire.

Safeguarding children

Includes Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board, children who go missing and private fostering.

Health and wellbeing

Medicine safety, Smile4Life and SCAYT+.

Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

Guidance, forms and information. Link to Lancashire Children and Young People's Trust website.

Lancashire Children and Young People's Trust

Children's trusts are local partnerships which bring together the organisations responsible for services to children, young people and families