What to do if you are worried about a child

Children's First Contact Service (CFCS)

As a local authority, we are committed to protecting and safeguarding children and young people in the Borough. In order to do this effectively, the Children’s First Contact Service (CFCS) has been designed and implemented as part of the work undertaken by the Sutton Local Safeguarding Children Partnership to replace the existing multiple entry points with a single quick and easy referral and assessment pathway to access Children’s Social Care in the London borough of Sutton. This will reduce any potential confusion, duplication or delay.

As part of this service, the CFCS referral form is now the quickest and easiest way to access support from Children’s Services. This single referral form will be the new format for the following:

  • Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) - Referral Form
  • Early Help Request
  • Parenting Plus Referral
  • Children with Disabilities - Access point referral

Children's First Contact Service referral form

The launch date for this Tuesday 29 October 2019. You can contact the CFCS by email or by telephone on 020 8770 6001. If you want more information, please read through the bite size briefing.