What is Early Help? 

All families go through trying times at some point. Early Help staff will work with you at these times so that small problems don’t get bigger. They work with children, young people and families to offer support and advice when it’s most needed. They can work with you in your local area at one of their centres or even in your home.

They can help you with:

  • If you are worried about a child’s health, development or behaviour
  • If you are a child carer or young person looking to find training or further education
  • If you are a child carer or young person looking for advice on employment or benefits

Maybe your child or your family is, or has been, affected by domestic abuse, drugs, alcohol or crime. Or maybe you’ve had a bereavement which has made things harder.

They can provide help in a child’s early years. They also support children who are missing from school or home and give support when children or young people are involved in risky behaviour.

How can you get Early Help?  


Early Help can be accessed swiftly and easily using our online referral form.

Request support


You can contact us about a referral or if you need to talk things through.

Complete an enquiry form

Call us on 01709 334905