Early Help Support

What is Early Help?

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2023 says that “Providing Early Help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later”.

Early Help providers are committed to working with each other and families to provide the right service, by the right people, at the right time to children and families who will benefit. This approach means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life. Early help providers can also prevent further problems arising and can support families who have been involved with statutory services by helping them prevent problems from re-emerging. Early Help providers including our Academy will work together to create a joint response to emerging needs, so that our resources are used to their best and families experience the service in the way that they want. The purpose of Early Help is to support families by building on their strengths and promoting resilience.


Any child and family may benefit from Early Help support. 

The Prevention and Early Help Partnership Strategy for Children and Families in North East Lincolnshire Council 2023-2025 can be found here (https://www.safernel.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Early-Intervention-strategy-2023-1.pdf)

Please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team if you feel you would benefit from Early Help and/or Team Around the Family support