Coronavirus Team update
FAST (First Access and Screening Team) are still active and available to responded to concerns about the safety and wellbeing of children and young people living in Hackney.
If you have any safeguarding or well-being concerns about a child or young person (aged under 18) who is living in Hackney, advice can be sought from or a referral can be made to FAST.
Tel: 020 8356 5500 / Out of Hours: 020 8356 2710
Who we are...
The First Access & Screening Team (FAST) is a single point of contact or ‘front door’ for children and families services.
FAST helps co-located professionals from children and families services, Police, Health and probation work together to share information and make decisions about the type and level of services children/ young people and their families need.
What we do...
Working together , professionals in FAST are able to make quick decisions about the support children need. Assisting with prompt access to services based on a broad range of information and professional judgements.
A number of decisions can be made by FAST including:
- A referral to children’s social care for a statutory social work assessment.
- A referral to an Early Help service i.e Children’s Centre, Family Support, Young Hackney or CAMHS
- Signposting to universal or community-based services, including the voluntary sector
- Advice and guidance may be provided
The agency referring will always be informed.
Record Last Updated on: 13/05/2020