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Are you a professional wanting to refer a family?

Home-Start Chelmsford accepts referrals from parents themselves, or family or friends with the agreement of the family, or from other voluntary or statutory agencies on completion of a referral form (see link below).

Our referral criteria are:

  • We focus on families who are under stress or experiencing difficulties
  • The family must give consent to the referral being made
  • The family must live within the City of Chelmsford (including surrounding villages and town of South Woodham Ferrers)

We will endeavour to visit a family within 2 weeks of receiving a referral and will aim to match them with a home visiting volunteer or link them into a family group within 6 weeks.  Our service is dependent on the availability of volunteers.

Note to professionals – We are happy to accept referrals for families at Universal, Additional or Intensive Level of Needs in accordance with the the document ‘Effective Support for Children and Families in Essex. If families require Specialist support we feel that it is more appropriate that this is provided by a Statutory agency.

If you wish to make a referral please complete the form below which can be downloaded or saved to your computer as a Word document or you can save the PDF version if you do not have Microsoft Word on your device.

PDF version Referral Form

MS Word version Referral Form


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