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Early Help Support Team

In Warrington, we know that children, young people and their families have different types of needs and sometimes they may require extra support. One way this extra support can be provided is through an Early Help Assessment. 

An Early Help Assessment can be completed by any professional, from any service, who is working with a child, young person or family. 

The Early Help Support Team's role is to provide information, guidance and support to professionals who are working with children, young people and their families. 
 
An Early Help Assessment benefits a child, young person or family because it: 

  • helps to identify needs at an early stage; 
  • is strengths- and evidence-based; 
  • is personalised and; 
  • is multi-agency in its approach. 

An Early Help Review/Closure Plan complements the assessment by ensuring the correct level of support is provided for an individual/family at the right time. This allows for service provision to be regularly reviewed to ensure it continues to meet need and prevents needs escalating. 
 
The Early Help Support Team is a non-frontline service and does not directly work with children, young people and their families. The service exists to support professionals from any agency working with children, young people and their families.

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Downloads and resources 

Early Help documentation will be finalised by the end of August 2017 and will then be available to download.