Early help

If you have difficulties in your family or are worried about your children, there are people who can offer help and support.

Early Help is for children of any age (0-17) and their family. It’s about getting information, advice and guidance to prevent family worries escalating into bigger issues.

Some of the worries may include:

  • Children with poor mental health affecting their everyday life and activities
  • Domestic abuse or parental conflict which is having an impact the children’s wellbeing and parents and carers in the family
  • Someone may be suffering from drug or alcohol dependency and are not sure where to get help
  • Children may be refusing to go to school, and you feel there is no support in place
  • You may be a single parent who needs some advice and information to support your family
  • You may be having some worries about finances or issues around housing

There may be lots of worries where you are not sure where to turn. The Communities and Partnership team will listen to your concerns and offer information, advice, and signposting to services who may be able to help.

Find out how you can get early help.

If family life feels unsafe or difficult to cope with, or if you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child, contact us and tell us about it.

'Providing early help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later' Department of Education

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