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What will happen to the child and family?

Once the initial inquiry have been undertaken, the following may happen:

  • concerns have been followed up on and no further action is required
  • advice and guidance is offered to the family
  • a referral is made to another service to offer supports to the child and their family
  • referral to the Children's eporter
  • where Child Protection concerns [LINK TO CHILD PROTECTION] are identified, an Inter-agency Referral Discussion (IRD) [LINK TO IRD] will be held to decide the best way to protect the child 
  • immediate, emergency action may be necessary to protect the child