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Early Help

All families go through trying times at some point. Early Help staff will work with you at these times so that small problems don’t get bigger. We work with children, young people and families to offer support and advice when it’s most needed. We can work with you in your local area at one of our centres or even in your home.

We can help you:

  • If you are worried about a child's health, development or behaviour
  • If you are a child carer or young person looking to find training or further education
  • If you are a child carer or young person looking for advice on employment or benefits

Maybe your child or your family is, or has been, affected by domestic abuse, drugs, alcohol or crime. Or maybe you’ve had a bereavement which has made things harder.

We can provide help in a child’s early years. We also support children who are missing from school or home and give support when children or young people are involved in risky behaviour.

Who Needs Early Help?

Early Help Teams can provide advice and support for the whole family on issues such as:

  • Parenting
  • Teenagers
  • Behaviour
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Domestic abuse
  • Money, benefits and housing
  • Staying safe – outdoors and online
  • Places to go and things to do
  • Youth offending

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