Early help is not a service but a way or thinking and working. It is a collaborative approach between services with families that provides support as soon as a need is identified.
Working Together 2018 tells us “Effective early help relies upon local organisation and agencies working together to:
- Identify children and families who would benefit from early help
- Undertake an assessment of the need for early help
- Provide targeted early help services to address the assessed needs of a child and their family, which focuses on activity to improve the outcomes for the child.
In Doncaster, we want Early Help to be a priority for all. The vision is supported by 9 key commitments that have been embodied across the partnership:
To support everyone to identify, assess and provide early help our Early Help Coordinators are on hand. See our professionals Early Help Lead Practitioner Responsibilities an Support.