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Please click on this link Coronavirus (Covid 19) Support - which will take you to our Coronavirus (Covid 19) support webpage which centrally holds helpful links, supportive information and resources which has been pooled together for you, from a range of services, in this unpreceded change in light of coronavirus. Safety and supporting our children and families is paramount and we will be led by this first and foremost, so we are working differently to help and support children and families get through this difficult time. Please do ring us to find out more and see how we can help.

Team Around Approach aims to empower families to take control of their own support!



What is Team Around?

Please click on the button to watch a short video about the Team Around Approach.

The Team Around Approach involves several agencies coming together to make sure that worries are dealt with at the earliest point and you receive the help you and your family need. The Team Around meetings are arranged by someone who knows you and your family, for example, School, College or Nursery and they will take place in those settings.

Parents and families do not attend the meeting but your key worker will make sure that your wishes and feelings are shared, are at the heart of the discussion and remain the priority.

If you don’t have a key worker, then please contact your child’s school or support service to request an Early Help Assessment. It is your right to ask for an Early Help Assessment (EHA) if you are worried about your children and family. Please do refer to the Early Help Assessment web page for more information and more information can be found in “Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1”

Who may benefit from Team Around?

Every family could benefit from Team Around and everyone needs help and support at times and that is ok. Having a Team Around can help find solutions to the worries you have about your family.
These are some of the issues you may be facing that the Team Around Approach can help you with:
  • Family relationships
  • Financial difficulties
  • Parenting
  • Your child’s school attendance
  • Your child’s self-esteem and confidence
  • Dealing with times of change
  • Understanding your child’s development
  • Building relationships

*Please note this is not an exhaustive list, you are welcome to contact us and we will happily advise you or alternatively you can speak to your child’s school, college or nursery.

Please click on the below button to find out more and where information about consent is detailed.
If you would like to know more or are still unsure about the Team Around Approach, you can contact your Neighbourhood Co-ordinator, they are based in each of our four areas and can be contacted as below.

0161 342 2786

0161 342 5084

0161 342 2783

0161 342 5083
What to do if you are worried about a child

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If you think a child is being abused, mistreated, or you have concerns about a child’s wellbeing, please contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub, your phone call is important as it could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

During office hours, please contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0161 342 4101.
Monday to Wednesday: 8.30am - 5pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4pm