Children and Family Wellbeing Service

1. Information for professionals

The Children and Family Wellbeing Service (CFW) brings together a range of former services that work with children, young people and families, including:

  • children’s centres
  • the Young People’s Service,
  • Prevention and Early Help
  • Lancashire’s response to the national Troubled Families Unit programme

By doing this, the service is able to offer a wide range of support across the 0-19yrs+ age range (25 years for SEND) with a 'whole family' approach.

The service identifies as early as possible when a child, young person or family needs support, helping them to access services to meet their needs, working with them to ensure the support offered is right for them, is offered in the right place, and at the right time. The main focus of the service is to provide an enhanced level of support to individual children, young people or families with higher levels of need. Service resources are prioritised towards identified priority target groups or individuals at risk who are assessed using Lancashire's Early Help Assessment and Plan (EHA/EHP) as having more complex or intensive needs aligned to Lancashire's Revised Continuum of Need (CoN) at Level 2 and who would benefit from a targeted early help offer.

For advice on CFW services email or contact your local children and family wellbeing service.

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