Access and assessment

Our access and assessment (A&A) team works with children, families and young people. Our social workers will work with you to assess your situation and help you understand the issues you face and plan the best course of action to ensure children’s safety.

The A&A team receives referrals from Brighter Future for Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPoA). Brighter Futures for Children’s Single Point of Access is the team within children’s social care which receives and processes all contacts relating to any concerns raised about children (pre-birth up to 18 years old) in Reading. This includes early interventions and prevention, safeguarding and child protection concerns.

Contact our Access & Assessment team on 0118 937 3641 Option 2.

Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPoA)

Find out more about the team which triages concerns about a child.

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Our safeguarding teams are made up of social workers who will work with you if difficulties cannot be resolved in a shorter period of time.

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