Referrals from Social Care

Social Workers from Assessment, Child in Need, Child Protection & Care Proceedings and Looked After Children’s Teams can refer to Hope.

Any of the following Services currently working with a young person can ask a young person’s social worker to refer them to Hope:

Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs)

IROs are pivotal to effective planning for young people and can request a referral to Hope as part of a young person’s care plan.


3Cs can request that the young person’s social worker make a referral to Hope where the young person’s needs require input from the 3 Hope agencies (Education, Health, Social Care).


Fostering Service

Supervising social workers and managers can suggest a referral is made to Hope by the young person’s social worker where it is evident that the young person’s placement is at risk and specialist intervention would assist in stabilising it.

Residential Homes

Residential staff and managers can suggest a referral is made to Hope through young person’s social worker.

Placement Panel

The Placement Panel can Identify young people referred to them for Hope input to prevent Surrey or out of county fostering or residential placement.

Placements Team

Any young people referred to Placements Team, where a referral to Hope has not been made, should be referred to Hope as a matter of course, preferably prior to their referral to the Placements team so that efforts can be made by Hope to support the current placement and prevent the young person from moving out of county.