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Written Agreements

Written Agreements are used by Children’s Social Care when there is a need to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children during periods of assessment and /or intervention.

These agreements are meant as a short term arrangements and should not be used as a long term strategy for working with a family.

Written Agreements do this by outlining what we are concerned about and what is required of parents/carers in relation to how they work with the Local Authority regarding assessments, appointments, living arrangements, including any supervisory arrangements with other family members or connected persons.

Written Agreements have the purpose of emphasising and provide clarity on what professionals expect from families as a way of working with them to ensure that family members take seriously their responsibilities for the care and/or safeguarding of the children involved.

Keeping Children Safe in Cheshire East