Early Help Information and Offer
What is Early Help?
Early help, also known as early intervention, is support given as soon as a concern emerges, at any stage in a child or young person's life (Department for Education (DfE), 2018).
Early help services can be delivered to parents, children or whole families, but their main focus is to improve outcomes for children. At Great Waldingfield CEVC Primary School, we understand that from time to time family life may have its complications. To support and advise families at such times we offer Early Help.
Why might I need Early Help?
There are lots of reasons why people look for early help:
Worries about a child’s health, development or behaviour; worries about how they are doing at school; there may be worries about money or housing and how that is affecting the family. Families may be affected by domestic abuse, separation, bereavement, drugs, alcohol, mental health or crime. Early help can provide the tools to solve any challenges or problems experienced by children and their families.
What support can we offer?
There is lots in place in our school every day that provides additional early help and support:
Our school has links with a range of agencies to whom a referral for extra support can be made including:
Children and Young People’s Services
Special Education Services (SES)
Speech and Language
Suffolk Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Hub
Primary Mental Health Workers (Suffolk)
One Life Suffolk
Suffolk Young Carers
Suffolk Parenting Hub
Educational Welfare Officer (EWO)