Early help is the support given to families as soon as there is a problem in a child's life.
Your child will be much better off if you get help with a problem sooner rather than later. If you have difficulties in your family, or if you are are worried about your children, there are people who can support you.
Sometimes you might need extra support to help things improve.
An early help assessment looks at what is working well for your family and what is not working so well.
Any professional person who is working with you and your child can complete an assessment with you. They will get everyone's view, including children and young people. Together you will decide what you may need support with.
Following the assessment you, your family network and workers will work together on your family plan to help you achieve your goals.
Once all of the goals on the plan are achieved your family plan will end. You can always start the process again if new problems come up in the future.