There are four points of communication with the register and Out of Hours Service.
- a check to see if the family is known (this is not an alert)
- notification of an ongoing investigation (Form CP11)
- notification of registration (Form CP13)
- alert to possible child protection problems which may arise out of hours and advice to out of hours on what to do. This is an alert to the register. (Form CP 11)
It is also important to notify Out of Hours when an alert is no longer required. (Form CP 14)
It is important to notify Out of Hours and the local register when an alert is no longer required.