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Referrals.

if you have a concern regarding a child or family and would like to refer them or yourself to our services please complete a referral form below.

1. The Referral form must be fully completed. 
2. A home visit can be arranged jointly with the referrer if applicable.
3. The group facilitator will carry out an initial assessment.
4. Feel free to call and discuss it further with our staff team.
5. To find our services charges please call us on 01234 341977

For a Child Contact Referral Form please click here
 
For referrals for Play Therapy, Liberty and Keys to Learning please download our service request form: 
 
 
 
For Referrals into the Children's Centre please complete an Early Help Assessment (EHA) and send to multiagency@bedford.gov.uk or mash@bedford.gcsx.gov.uk.  A full copy of the Early Help process can be downloaded from here
 
Alternatively you can complete an EHA online from www.bedford.gov.uk/earlyhelpassessment
 

Referrals for Liberty, Keys to Learning, Play Therapy and the Child Contact Centre can be either sent by email to safeguarding@familiesfirstbedfordshire.org.uk or by post to Goldington Family Centre, 30 Meadway, Bedford, MK41 6GD.

We will contact you after receiving your referral to advise the next steps.

Professional Standards

  • Families First Bedfordshire is a registered charity since 1985 and non for profit organisation.
  • Professional staff with relevant and up to date training, e.g. Advanced Safeguarding
  • Supervision provided for therapists
  • Enhanced Criminal Record checks sought in line with our Safeguarding Policy
  • Services monitored and evaluated through user questionnaires, observation of child development and support cycles
  • All sessions covered by Professional Indemnity Insurance