Early Help is a way of thinking and working together as services with families that have additional or more complex needs.
Early help can prevent problems from getting worse by providing support to families when a need is identified or as soon as a problem emerges. This can be 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.
Further information, how to report a concern and Early Help enquiries
Find out more on the Doncaster Safeguarding Children Partnership website, where you can fill in an online form if you have a concern about a child or have an Early Help enquiry. If you need information or advice about a child or young person before completing the form, call Early Help from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, on 01302 734110.
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.
- DCST Early Help Guide for Families
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- Early Help Strategy Revised 2017 to 2020 with Action Plan
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