Multi-Agency Panels

What is a Multi-Agency Panel?

A multi-agency panel is a regular meeting to discuss how to help and support residents who are at high risk. No single agency has a complete picture of each resident’s life, so every multi-agency panel is made up of representatives from the local authority, the emergency services, the charity sector, and a host of other local services. Multi-agency panels are a forum for all parties to share information, and to develop coordinated strategies to help mitigate the risk(s) posed to the resident and/or the local community.

When to refer to a Multi-Agency Panel

If a resident remains at high risk despite previous intervention efforts by your service/agency, you should consider referring the resident to the appropriate multi-agency panel for consideration.

Directory of H&F Multi-Agency Panels

At Hammersmith and Fulham we have 11 multi-agency panels, to support on cases ranging from domestic abuse to gang exploitation. Please see below for details of each panel, including what should be referred, who to contact with queries, and how to make a referral.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of the forms in a more accessible format, please email the relevant multi-agency panel (all email addresses can be found below). Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

  • Dynamic Support Register and Priority Risk Panel 

    Organised by North West London Clinical Commissioning Group (NWL CCG)
    Chair: Alison Markwell, Head of SEND Health Partnerships / Senior Designated Clinical Officer Co-chair: Matthew Simpson,

    Service manager Disabled Children’s Team

    Meets: Monthly

    Brief definition of panel: To identify children and young people up to 18 years who have a Learning Disability and/or Autism and who may be at risk of admission to mental health inpatient services or residential settings (for those aged 14 years and above). The register is reviewed by a multi-agency professionals to anticipate and meet the needs of those people with learning disabilities and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, or who are at risk of developing behaviour that challenges, through early identification and appropriate planning, including preventative support. Inclusion on the register requires consent from parents and/or young people.

    What to refer: Children and young people who have ASD and/or LD and may be at risk of admission to an inpatient mental setting or a residential placement
    Who can refer: Any professional
    Referral form:  No referral form; CYP who may be appropriate for inclusion are highlighted to the DSR by group members or via email to Alison Markwell and/or Matthew Simpson
    Queries: Alison Markwell (alison.markwell@lbhf.gv.uk) or Matthew Simpson (matthew.simpson@lbhf.gov.uk)

  • High Risk Panel

    Organised by Adult Social Care and London Fire Brigade
    Chair: Borough Fire Commander & Assistant Director of Adult Social Care
    Meets: bi-monthly

    High-Risk Panel looks at cases of hoarding, fire (risk thereof), self-neglect, and complex homelessness. Suitable cases include those of greatest concern to the agency, which are particularly complex and have reached a “sticking point” through single-agency action.

    What to refer: self-neglect, hoarding, fire, fire risk
    Who can refer: cases can be referred by any professional agency.
    Referral form: High Risk Panel referral form (docx)
    Queries: Christopher.Nicklin@lbhf.gov.uk

  • Street Population Action Partnership (SPAP)

    Organised by Housing Solutions
    Chair: co-chaired by the Prevention and Rough Sleeping Commissioning Manager and the Community Safety Manager
    Meets: monthly

    SPAP is a multi-agency meeting for cases of entrenched rough sleeping or people experiencing homelessness who are engaged in street activity and/or Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) that is placing themselves or others at risk of harm.

    What to refer: homelessness, risk of homelessness, entrenched rough sleeping, street activity, anti-social behaviour (by homeless people)
    Who can refer: cases can be referred by any professional agency.
    Referral form: Street Population Action Partnership referral form (docx)
    Queries: spap@lbhf.gov.uk

  • Channel Panel

    Organised by Prevent
    Chair: Chief Community Safety Officer (RBKC) & Assistant Director of Quality, Safety and Performance.
    Meets: monthly

    Channel Panel offers a wrap-around support service for individuals who have been exhibiting vulnerabilities to radicalisation into extremism.

    What to refer: radicalisation, extremism, fundamentalism
    Who can refer: cases can be referred by anyone – police, local authority officers, NHS, education staff, or friends and family of the individual.
    Referral form: Prevent referral form (docx)
    Queries: prevent@lbhf.gov.uk

  • Safeguarding Adults Case Review Group (SACRG)

    Organised by Adult Social Care
    Chair: co-chaired by the Director of Safeguarding West London Mental Health Trust and Safeguarding Lead for Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
    Meets: quarterly

    SACRG is a sub-group of the H&F Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB), which has a statutory duty to undertake a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) if an adult with care and support needs has died, or would have died without intervention, because of abuse or neglect, and there is concern that partner agencies could have worked together more effectively to protect the adult. Such cases should be referred to the SACRG which will recommend whether it meets the statutory criteria for a SAR.

    What to refer: organisational abuse, neglect
    Who can refer: cases can be referred by any partner agencies once each organisation’s internal governance processes have been followed.
    Referral form: Safeguarding Adult Case Review Group (SACRG) referral form (docx)
    Queries: Snjezana.Burchell@lbhf.gov.uk

  • Multi-Agency Public Protection Agency (MAPPA)

    Organised by Probation
    Chair: L2 meetings chaired by Senior Probation Officers and Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector. L3 meetings chaired by Probation Service Manager and Metropolitan Police Superintendent or Chief Inspector.
    Meets: monthly

    MAPPA looks at high-risk qualifying individuals who have committed primarily sexual and violent offending. However, the panel also discuss a wider range of offenders from individuals convicted of serious or repeat domestic abuse to individuals who present a significant risk to themselves or the public through mental ill health. Many of the individuals discussed will be under some form of management either on Probation Licence, Registered Sex Offenders, or under the Mental Health Act, but this is not a qualifying factor.

    What to refer: n/a
    Who can refer: cases can be referred by the National Probation Service, Police, and Mental Health.
    Referral form: Multi-Agency Public Protection Agency (MAPPA) referral form (docx)
    Queries: LondonNPS.HammersmithFulham.MAPPA@justice.gov.uk

  • Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation (EGVE)

    Organised by Gangs, Violence and Exploitation Unit (Community Safety)
    Chair: Gangs, Violence and Exploitation Unit Manager and Police Gangs Unit Sergeant
    Meets: monthly

    EGVE looks at complex and high risk EGVE cases (involving those 18 years of age and older), with the aim of disrupting criminal and harmful exploitative behaviour relating to gang violence using the varied powers, responsibilities, and roles of multi-agency partners. It aims to ensure appropriate support is provided to those involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in gangs, to manage risk of exploitation, criminal behaviour, and violence, including providing support to those who wish to exit a gang lifestyle.

    What to refer: gangs, gang violence, gang exploitation, serious youth violence.
    Who can refer: cases can be referred by any professional agency.
    Referral form: Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation (EGVE) referral form (docx)
    Queries: EGVE@lbhf.gov.uk

  • Cuckooing Group

    Organised by Anti-Social Behaviour Unit (Community Safety)
    Chair: Anti-Social Behaviour Unit Manager
    Meets: monthly

    Cuckooing Group looks at identified or suspected cases of cuckooing (a practice whereby a person or people take over the home of a vulnerable person and use the property for their own benefit, e.g. to facilitate exploitation or to establish a base for criminal activity, such as drug dealing).

    What to refer: cuckooing, material/financial abuse
    Who can refer: cases can be referred by any professional agency.
    Referral form: Cuckooing Safeguarding Group (CSG) referral form (docx)
    Queries: ASBUMailbox@lbhf.gov.uk