Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board


The ACCORD (Adults and Children’s Services Co-ordination) Protocol between CYP, ACS and Norfolk & Suffolk Mental Health Trust has now been updated, setting out the approach and the arrangements for positive joint working between services for adults with additional support needs and services for children.

The Protocol is to be used within a ‘whole family’ framework where a parent of a child under 18 (or up to 25 for some disabled young people) has one or more of the following additional needs: a physical disability or long term illness, learning disability, sensory impairment, mental health issue, drug or alcohol misuse issue. It should also be used where a child may be a ‘young carer’. The Protocol gives the principles, referral and other processes for all relevant services, the arrangements for management, quality assurance and ongoing awareness. It also addresses specific situations and gives case examples.

Staff Briefings are bookable through CPD Online.

This page was updated on 21 June 2017 (2 months ago)

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