A range of universal and specialist services are available for children, young people and their families across Wigan. Access to services is dependent on need utilising the thresholds set out on the diagram.
Understanding thresholds and how they relate to the support of identified needs, is vital to providing a solid integrated intervention that will help children and young people achieve their outcomes. Children’s needs change and as they move through the continuum interventions should reflect the 'step-up' or 'step-down'. A smooth transition through the continuum is essential to support their journey.
Children and young people should receive the support they need independently of where they live or access services.
Gateway 0-19 service
The Gateway 0-19 service is based on early intervention and prevention and based in 5 localities. The Gateway supports children at level 2 and 3a of the above threshold of need. The Gateway Locality teams are now delivering services previously delivered by the Education Welfare Service, Connexions Child Support Team and Parenting Support Advisers.
Wigan Children’s Social Care Service
If you are concerned that a child or young person meets level 3b or level 4 of the threshold of need please refer your concerns to Wigan Children's Duty Team. Wigan Council and its partners believe that safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.