Children in need, children in need of protection and private fostering

Content last reviewed: 2016 - To note: this chapter is in the process of being updated


This chapter provides an overview of need among Central Bedfordshire’s children and young people in relation to safeguarding where children require support services to promote their well-being and safety and where children are at risk of significant harm and require intervention to keep them safe.  These needs inform the priorities for the work of the Children’s Trust as set out in the Central Bedfordshire Children and Young People's Plan 2015 - 2017 and the work programme of the Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Board. These documents provide the framework for all partners working together to provide targeted and specialist services to meet the safeguarding needs of children and young people in Central Bedfordshire.

Last updated Thursday, 2nd August 2018