Early help is preventative, by providing support to families when a need is identified or as soon as a problem emerges at any point in a child’s life, from conception, through childhood and into adolescence.
It can also prevent further problems arising by building resilience with families to find their own solutions in the future.
It should not be seen as a specific service, but any service, and crucially how services work collectively through tailored support packages for specific needs in individual families.
If you are a professional and have a concern about a child or have an Early Help enquiry please complete the online form here
Doncaster’s Families Information Service provides access to a range of services for universal or more complex needs. You can use this directory of services and information in your work with families. Visit www.doncaster.gov.uk/fis
Always call 999 if someone is in immediate danger.
- DCST Early Help Guide for Families
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