This page has essential documents for professionals working with Priority Families in Nottingham City.

It also contains other useful documents from the Priority Families programme, such as newsletters and more general information leaflets.

Remember, if you have any questions or require more information, please use the email:

You can also call the Programme Team on 0115 8763757 to find out more about our processes.

Priority Families documents for professionals

How to make a referral

The following documents explain how workers from partner services and agencies can make a referral of a family they believe might be a Priority Family.

This document shows you the process: 

And this document is the consent form for our families to complete:

This document gives a checklist of criteria for Priority Families (Phase 2 updated May 2015):

This document outlines the recording expectations:

Once a referral has been made

This document shows the process involved with Priority Families being allocated to Family Partnership Workers who will co-ordinated their support:

Process for Identification Allocation

This document shows what happens once a family has been allocated to a Family Partnership Worker:

Post allocation process

People who take on the role of Family Partnership Worker will be given a mentor for the first six months. This document shows how it works:

Mentor Request Form


How to use the new online platform

Family Assessments can now be completed online. The following how-to guide shows every step of the process:

How-to guide for online platform

This document gives advice to managers:

IT platfform guidance for managers

This document has some useful tips for using our online platform:

Top tips for using the IT platform

This document shows the process for accessing the assessment and Family Plan on the new online platform

Accessing Assessment and Family Plan online

Click here to access the IT Platform


This document is a helpful overview of the whole process:

Operational Process

You can find another useful overview on the identification and allocations process here:

PF update on ID and allocations

Priority Families information leaflets

There's more useful information in the following two leaflets:

Priority Families update for frontline staff

Priority Families update for schools