The purpose of early help is to prevent any issues from getting worse by offering families support at the right time.
Any professional working with your family, such as those based in schools, health services, and in voluntary sector organisations, can offer early help services as soon as they can see that advice, support and/or intervention may be needed.
Early help works best when it's offered to the whole family and when services are delivered jointly by professionals.
Making a request for services
You can complete a MARS if you want to refer for an Early Help service or if you are worried about a child or young person who is vulnerable or at risk.
Multi-agency request for services (MARS) formIf you need to save a copy of the MARS form please use the ‘Download PDF’ button after you have clicked Submit. As we will be unable to provide you with a copy of the form after you have submitted it.
Early help assessments
Early Help Assessments (EHA) are how professionals identify and assess your family's needs.
We complete the assessment with your family and a range of different organisations, such as schools, police, housing providers and health services. This is so the support given meets the needs of the whole family.
An EHA means everyone can make sure the support is working and making a difference to your family. It also helps to improve local services for everyone.
There are three locality teams in Warrington, looking after multiple areas.