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Assessment tools

Please find below a list of documentation and tools that may help your work with children within the city.  For more information please see the workforce page.

At the time of publication, the information contained within these documents is correct but if you notice any discrepancies please contact us at

Contacting the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Inter-agency contact form (for help completing this form please see the guidance)

Assessment Forms and Tools

Early Help Assessment Framework

Children with Disabilities

The Recommendation Support Tool (RST) must be completed and submitted along with the Early Help Assessment for contacts made to the Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) when a professional feels a child meets the criteria for a S17 Children Act 1989 assessment due to having a disability. The RST is required to help guide and inform the statutory assessment process. Upon completion both the Recommendation Support Tool and the Early Help Assessment must be sent to the Early Support Referral Panel along with a completed Inter-Agency Contact Form.  Please note all completed Early Help Assessments and Early Help reviews should be emailed to


Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour Based Violence

Alcohol & Substance Misuse

Gail Lennan, Substance Misuse Worker, Portsmouth City Council, has collated some useful information that is available here. If you need to make a referral please use this form.

Children of Offenders

The National Information Centre on Children of Offenders (NICCO) website provides resources, information on services, policy developments, events, training opportunities and practice models to professionals who come into contact with the children and families of offenders in England and Wales, as well as academics and those responsible for strategic development and commissioning.

Missing, Exploited and Trafficked

Barnardo’s Portsmouth Young People’s Service (PYPS) is launching on 1st October with an integrated and skilled team that will deliver a variety of support to vulnerable children and young people across the city. The service will be focussing on Children and young people at risk of CSE, children and young people who go missing, advocacy support for children during child protection conferences and Looked After Children reviews and Independent Visitors for Looked After Children – referral form for Professionals and information for children and young people

Analysis Tools