To make a referral, you'll need to:

  • provide all the relevant contact details, such as the telephone numbers for family (and/or the young person as appropriate), school information, and registered GP details 
  • get the family's consent for the referral, including consent from the young person if they are over 16 years of age 
  • include the view of the young person 
  • include another professionals or agencies involved with the child and family

Extra information for Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services referrals

You will also need to:

  • ensure the referral contains all relevant, specific information about the young person's mental health difficulties and the support being sought 
  • include whether a risk assessment and safety plan has been completed (and what risk is present) 

If you've already undertaken an assessment or an outcome based plan with the child

You should also include:

  • the latest assessment or plan you have undertaken
  • the rationale for why you are stepping up to a higher level of need with this referral

If you have concerns about child exploitation

If you have concerns that a child is being exploited in any way – for example, they're skipping school or not returning home for long periods of time – you will need to fill in the Croydon Child Exploitation Screening Tool form along with your referral.

Download and submit the form

Download Croydon Child Exploitation Screening Tool (Word, 66KB)

Send the form to: Childreferrals@croydon.gov.uk