We accept both planned placements and emergency referrals out-of-office hours.  After initial enquiries are made and the necessary referral paperwork received from the placing authority, we assess this to ascertain whether we are able to offer a suitable placement to the young person.  At this point further information and support plans or other relevant LAC materials are requested in order to evaluate the needs of the young person alongside those of the young people already in our care.  Upon acceptance of an offer of placement, an initial visit can be made to assist in the transition process and help the young person familiarise themselves with their new home. 

We accept referrals from all local authorities in the UK, please direct these to: 

E-mail: or 

Child First 

55a Richmond Road


West Sussex

BN11 4AG


Phone: (01903) 282031