Early Help Focus on North Norfolk and Broadland - 18 October 2017

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Direct Work in North Norfolk

Mary has been working with a 14 year old female who became known to Early Help due to concerns about Child Sexual Exploitation. The young person had been involved in some sexting incidents, sexual behaviour as well as experimentation with drugs and Mum was struggling to confidently safeguard her daughter. Mary has worked with the young person to understand her interests and what makes her happy, sad and angry by engaging creatively using a ‘mood scale’ (see photo). Mary has worked with other agencies to organise for the young person to engage in the Jigsaw Programme, a CSE programme which is run by the Magdalene Group and aims to prevent the exploitation of young people. Additionally, with the young person and her Mum we have planned to draw up a safety plan so that there is an understanding within the family of how to keep the young person safe.


Safety Plan

Allocations in Cromer

The Early Help team in Cromer now meet weekly for the allocation of new cases and think together about the cases that are coming into the team. The piece of work that is identified and which practitioner is best placed with their knowledge, experience and interests to work with the family. We also use this as an opportunity to share good practice and ideas about specific tools and styles of working that could be used within cases, particularly regarding direct work with children.  This has supported the team in working more closely together and team members feel that they take more ownership of the work and are able to understand thresholds better.

Claire Murdoch Team Manager NEHFF North

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Weekly Bulletins NNB

Please keep your eyes peeled for weekly bulletins sent out around North Norfolk, Broadland and Breckland. This is compiled by Brian Feltham-Daniels every week usually on a Monday or Tuesday. If you would like to be included or suggest wider partners who might like to be involved, please e-mail


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Signs of Safety in North Norfolk and Broadland

 Early Help and Social Work Super Leaders have recently had the privilege of meeting Terri Murphy to discuss what needs to happen next in our journey to embed Signs of Safety. North and Broadland have an established delivery of Development Sessions which are well attended by Early Help practitioners and Social Workers alike which will continue to strengthen our use of danger statements, safety goals, scaling questions and words and pictures. Moving forward over the coming weeks our locality super leads and practice leads will be coming together to review what has worked well and what good practice we can share more widely. In addition to this we will be disseminating the new implementation plan for England Innovations Project 2 and considering what we need to do in North and Broadland to deepen practice. The next two years will be exciting as we look at how we can get to grips with Finding Families, developing safety plans and safety networks.

Karryn Dixon - Early Help Family Focus Manager Broadland 


North & Broadland Hub Meetings

Early Help North and Broadland have weekly collaboration meetings where professionals across adults and children’s services meet to share information about their service and discuss cases with individual’s consent. These meetings are having a positive impact on our families as we are able to pool resources and respond to a family’s needs in a flexible way. The Broadland Hub meeting is at 9.00am every Thursday at Broadland District Council, whilst the Northern Hub meeting is at 9.30am every Wednesday at North Norfolk District Council Offices. Colleagues across social care are welcome to attend these informative meetings.

Claire Murdoch Team Manager NEHFF North


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