When to refer to The Orange Door
Seek advice from or refer to The Orange Door if you believe the concerns currently have a low to moderate impact on the child, where the immediate safety of the child is not compromised.
The Orange Door should be considered where any of the following factors are involved:
- Significant parenting problems that may be affecting the child’s physical, emotional and cognitive development
- Family conflict, including family breakdown
- Families under pressure due to a family member’s physical or mental illness, substance misuse, disability or bereavement
- Young, isolated and/or unsupported families
- Significant social or economic disadvantage that may adversely impact on a child’s care or development.
What happens after referring to The Orange Door
In most circumstances, The Orange Door will inform the referrer of the outcome
Debriefing, supervision and reflective practice is important for service providers when supporting families through difficult times and trauma.