- have consent for the referral from the individual
- allow the individual to identify the area that they would like the referral to be made to (this can only be within England)
- have consent from the individual that their contact details can be shared with Waverley so that they we can contact them after the referral has been made.
Consider a local connection
Although clients are able to express where they would like the referral to be made, they are generally best made to the area where the individual has a local connection.
This is where someone:
- has lived for six months out of the last 12
- has lived for three years out of the last five years
- is employed
- has close family members (and they have lived there for the last five years). This generally means parents, adult children or adult siblings.
- has no safe local connection anywhere.
People leaving care
If a local connection is held with any individual district or borough in Surrey then they will have a local connection with all districts and boroughs in Surrey, including Waverley.
In addition to this, a young person will have a local connection if s/he has been living in an area for a continuous period of two years or more, some or all of which must be before their 16th birthday (this does not apply after they have reached 21).