National referral mechanism: guidance for child first responders

Provides details on how to refer a child into the NRM and complete the referral form, reviews of decisions and the benefits of referral.



Guidance outlines the role of a first responder, the use of children’s services and when and how to refer the child to the national referral mechanism.

Also provides information on the steps after referral, including reasonable grounds tests, decisions and reviews.

Published 28 August 2013
Last updated 23 March 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance published.
  2. First published.