Making a referral
1. Get consent
Before making a referral to Building Connections you must get the young person’s consent.
Parents or carers must also give their consent if the young person is:
- under 18 and living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
- under 16 and living in Scotland.
We have created a template email for you to send to young people and, where relevant, their parent or carer. This contains links to the online consent form.
Download email text for parents, carers and young people
You will receive an email notification when the consent form has been completed. This will contain a unique reference number which you'll need to complete the request for service form.
2. Complete the Request for service form
When you have received the relevant consent, you should complete the Request for service form. The information you give helps us assess the suitability of Building Connections for the young person.
Complete Request for service form
What happens next
When we receive your referral, we will assess whether Building Connections is suitable for the young person. We will let you know our decision within seven working days.
If Building Connections is suitable, we will email you about the next steps and how the young person will be able to book their sessions.
If other support would be more appropriate, we will contact you directly to discuss this.
If you have any questions, please contact the Building Connections team on firstname.lastname@example.org