First Point is a new single point of access to children's preventative, social care and specialist services in South Gloucestershire.
One of the aims of First Point is to prevent families from having to give the same information more than once. As part of the launch we have introduced a First Point Form which will continue to be developed to support this aim. There is also an Information Sharing Consent Form which must be used whenever a First Point form is completed and before a CAF assessment is started.
Following the briefing sessions held on the 18 September and some early feedback, we have put together a summary of the key questions that are being raised a copy can be found here.
Tracy Allison, Head of Integrated Services for Children and Young People, held the two half-day briefing sessions for CYP integrated services staff, practitioners/ professionals and partner agencies. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation in pdf format can be found here.
Two leaflets about information sharing have been produced, one for parents and carers and one for young people.