Vulnerable Groups

Children with Need

Children with Vulnerabilities or Safeguarding Issues Wakefield has adopted the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) when assessing children who may have a vulnerability or safeguarding need. It is an inter-agency model which aims to provide children, young people and their families with the most appropriate services to safeguard children and to promote well-being. The CAF is … Continue reading "Children with Need"


Child Sexual Exploitation Headlines CSE is defined as exploitive situations and relationships, where a young person receives something as a result of them performing, and/or others performing on them, sexual activities. CSE can affect any child; the majority of victims are girls, but boys are also sexually exploited. Research suggests that between 5 to 16% … Continue reading "Exploitation"


A carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without that help due to frailty, long term illness, disability or addiction. A young carer is an individual under the age of 18 whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to … Continue reading "Carers"

DRAFT Special Educational Needs and Learning Disability (SEND)

This page is currently under construction Any content is draft and is subject to change Headlines xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx The Population Insert something on age (0-25) and responsibility e.g. LA resident or school Statutory guidance for organisations that work with and provide support to children and young people who have special educational needs or … Continue reading "DRAFT Special Educational Needs and Learning Disability (SEND)"


Homelessness has been identified as a vulnerable group. There are social causes of homelessness, such as a lack of affordable housing, poverty and unemployment; and life events which cause individuals to become homeless or at risk of being rendered homeless. “Homelessness is associated with severe poverty and is a social determinant of mental health. To … Continue reading "Homelessness"

Liaison & Diversion

Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services identify people who have mental health, learning disability, substance misuse or other vulnerabilities when they first come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders. The service can then support people through the early stages of criminal system pathway, refer them for appropriate health or social … Continue reading "Liaison & Diversion"


***This page is currently under construction  – Any content is draft and is subject to change *** Information on how to access adult social care services and what services are available Taken from the Council web page : In particular some useful links within here to: Social Care Direct Care needs assessment Older People … Continue reading "Disabilities"

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

*** This page is currently under construction – Any content is draft and is subject to change *** Definition: Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is child abuse and a severe … Continue reading "Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)"

Gypsies and Travellers

*** This page is currently under construction – Any content is draft and is subject to change *** Definition of a Traveller. “persons of nomadic habit of life, whatever their race or origin, but does not include members of an organised group of travelling showpeople or persons engaged in travelling circuses travelling together as such” … Continue reading "Gypsies and Travellers"