‘Early help’ covers a broad range of vital services and support that are brought in before any formal interventions to help children, young people and families achieve good outcomes.
'Early help' services can be for everyone – such as children’s centre services and health visiting – or more targeted at those at risk of poor outcomes, such as parenting support or help with speech and language.
This resource pack, with contributions from the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF), is designed to help all councillors to better understand their own local offer and how they can look at the role of evidence in developing and improving early help services for children and families.
The EIF has now also developed a set of resources is designed to facilitate a training session for local councillors on understanding and improving their local early help system, delivered by council officers with responsibility for early help.
- Published by:
LGA and Early Intervention Foundation
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