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Early Help and the Locality Community Support Service (LCSS)

Advice and guidance to support vulnerable children, young people and families within their community

To support families and partner agencies with Early Help, Oxfordshire has a Locality Community Support Service that gives advice and support in relation to the Strengths and Needs Form and Team Around the Family meetings that are vital tools in supporting Early Help in the community.

Locality and Community Support Service (LCSS) 

The LCSS is the first point of contact where non-immediate safeguarding concerns are identified.

They provide advice and guidance to universal professional partner agencies including schools, health and voluntary and community groups, across Oxfordshire when emerging concerns are raised for children that do not require an immediate safeguarding response.

For more information on Early Help and LCSS please go to the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board website.

Consultation service

The LCSS offer a no-names consultation service which enables professionals to talk through concerns they have for children when there is not an immediate safeguarding concern and where there is no consent from the family.

Contact 0345 050 7666 Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5pm and Friday 8.30am – 4pm.