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Family Hub prevention and early help: We’re changing the way schools and practitioners refer families to parenting or other targeted support.

We’re changing the way schools and practitioners refer families to parenting or other targeted support.

Please note – this applies to referrals for targeted groups only. If you are seeking a family key worker then a multi-agency referral form (MARF) must still be made to the childrens.enquiries@bradford.gov.uk 

As part of our prevention and early help offer, each Family Hub area delivers targeted support groups in partnership with other organisations like local schools and the voluntary sector. The groups we presently provide are outlined in the Quick Guide.

In order to ensure families get to the right Hub area and type of support quickly we need all referrers to:

  • STEP ONE: Check the main family post code to identify the Family Hub area.
  • STEP TWO: Complete the referral/registration form with the relevant family members. In order to accept a referral, we ask that the referral and group is discussed with the family, the family are given a copy of the relevant section of the Quick Guide and that they give their SIGNED consent.
  • STEP THREE: Send the fully completed form to the correct Hub area for the family’s address.

Once received, each Family Hub will review the referral within 24 hours and will be in touch if they need to clarify any information.

You and the family will then be provided with details of the next available place on the group for the family member to attend.

For most of the groups fully completed referral forms should be sent directly to the relevant Family Hub:

familyhubsouth@bradford.gov.uk / 01274 434940

familyhubwest@bradford.gov.uk / 01274 436700

familyhubkeighleyshipley@bradford.gov.uk / 01535 618005

familyhubeast@bradford.gov.uk / 01274 437523

For CYGNET completed referrals go to parenting@bradford.gov.uk

The Quick Guide also includes the form to be used for referring a child to wellness recovery action plan (WRAP) groups.

For a timetable of the groups and activities planned in your area, please visit the Family Hub webpage. Please note that we do not publish dates of the Freedom programmes but they are run in each hub area.

Visit the Prevention and Early Help page for more information.


Safeguarding Week 2019

Safeguarding Week is an annual week of learning events coordinated by the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board in collaboration with the Safeguarding  Adults Board, Domestic Abuse Partnership, Health and ourr other multi-agency partners.

Safeguarding Week 2019 will run from Monday 24th to Friday 28th June 2019

Please access the link below which will give you full details and also a link to book a session:

Safeguarding Week 2019


The Truth Project

‘I will be heard campaign’ – Supporting the Truth Project

It’s time to be heard – Truth Project – Indpendent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse


Children and Young People trafficked for the purpose of exploitation in relation to County Lines

Exploitation Toolkit


The following Annual Reports are  now published:

BSCB Annual report 2017 – 2018

CDOP Annual report 2017 – 2018

Please read to find out what has been achieved over the last business year.


The new Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018 was published on 29 June 2018

Tri-x have provided a summary and description of relevant agencies


Behaviour and Safeguarding Hub Leaflet – Spring 2018 Courses


The new Bradford Neglect Strategy 2017-2020 is now available to access


Multi-agency Practice Forum: Professional Challenge and the launch of the new procedure for “Resolving Multi-Agency Professional Disagreements and Escalation” will be taking place on two dates in January and February 2018


Safeguarding Newsletter

Safeguarding Newsletter – January 2019

Safeguarding Newsletter – July 2018

Safeguarding Newsletter – June 2018

Safeguarding Newsletter – March 2018

Safeguarding Newsletter – February 2018

Safeguarding Newsletter – January 2018

Safeguarding Newsletter – November 2017


West Yorkshire Police ‘On the Horizon’ Newsletters

February 2018

November 2017



BDCFT Guidance on Paediatric Dental Neglect – added to ‘Documents and Resources’ section

The guidance has been developed for all non-dental healthcare and non-healthcare professionals (including Social Workers) to provide guidance on how to recognise and respond to dental neglect.


Safeguarding Children in Bradford