Effective support for Children, Young People and Families - Safeguarding and Early Help

Our Early Help Service

Tel: (01482) 391700 

and Safeguarding Hub (formerly EHASH)

Tel: (01482) 395500 

will each offer you the opportunity to talk to a practitioner about your concerns and discuss the most appropriate way forward.

Further details of how to access this new offer can be found in the Safeguarding Partnership August 2020 newsletter – Partnership Matters: 

ERSCP - Partnership Matters - News coronavirus newsletter (external council website)

The conversations in these consultations will be underpinned by the Effective Support Guidance:

ERSCP (East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership) (external council website)

This guidance sets out the criteria for accessing services, from universal services, through additional support, targeted support and specialist services.  A programme of virtual training events has started to support the introduction of this guidance, details of which can be found in the August edition of the ERSCP newsletter – Partnership Matters: 

ERSCP - Partnership Matters newsletter (external council website)

Making a referral

If, in line with the Effective Support Guidance, it is appropriate to refer a child/family for Early Help Services or for a social work assessment then a revised Request for Service Form will need to be completed:

ERSCP (East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership) (external council website)

However, where there is a concern of significant harm that may need an urgent response then you will find, after ringing the Safeguarding Hub number:

Tel: (01482) 395500

There is an option to be put straight through to a social worker to discuss this concern. This option will provide a way to prioritise those concerns which need urgent attention.  

We will need your help in ensuring that this option is reserved for such circumstances.

Request for Service 

Requests for Early Help or Safeguarding Services should be made using this inter-agency request for service form. 

Before completing this form please refer to the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership Threshold Guidance and (if available) seek advice from your organisational safeguarding lead or safeguarding professional.  

However If you are concerned a child has suffered or is likely to suffer significant harm and is at immediate risk call the Children’s Safeguarding Hub on (01482) 395500 or ring 999 (asking for the Police). In these circumstances please complete this form to confirm your referral within 24 hours.

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The form is in line with the requirements of Working Together to Safeguard Children and local procedures.

For more information visit the EHaSH page on:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (external council website)

ERSCB Threshold Guidance - update May 2017 (pdf 715kb)

Effective support for children, young people and families in the East Riding of Yorkshire (pdf 16.6mb)

East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP)