Early Help guidance for professionals
Early Help guidance for professionals is here to provide information and guidance for Early Help agencies so they can support families to make positive change
Submit an Early Help Assessment
Please note this is not a referral or a request for service. You MUST attach an Early Help Assessment or a Closure Summary to this form.
Training and events
Worcestershire County Council also provides a dedicated training programme for practitioners working with children, young people and their families in Worcestershire
FAQs and guidance
We have produced a question-and-answer section based on questions partner agencies have asked to support you with your Early Help offers to children and young people in Worcestershire.
Children missing education
Information and contacts for children who are unable to attend school due to an illness or exclusion.
How to set up your settings Early Help Offer
Early Help is a pathway to supporting parents/carers and their child as they grow up when they may need further support or guidance.
Download our Early Help booklet
Document containing some of our Early Help services and support available across the county for families.
Worcestershire Virtual Family Hub
The virtual family hub gives you a range of different types of resources that are available to you online.
Ready Steady Worcestershire
Information about the Holiday Activities and Food Programme, for parents and providers.
Levels of need guidance
This document sets out the local criteria for action when an early help response and the criteria for making a referral to local authority children’s social care.
Team Around the Family information and guidance
A Team Around the Family is a meeting between a child, young person, their family and the group of professionals who are working with them.
Harmony at Home
Reducing Parental Conflict in partnership with organisations from our multi-agency reference group.
Early Help mental health and emotional wellbeing
Useful resources to help you support families struggling with mental health.
What WCF strive for is our families to continue with the good work they have hopefully achieved within their child’s plan
Process for partner agencies
Process for partner agencies /professionals when they have safeguarding concerns for families who are open to Early Help family support team
Supporting children without parental consent
When working with young people it is important to understand that they can ask for help and support for themselves and may choose to ask you not to share this with their parents
Learning from serious case reviews
This short briefing note aims to summarise the key learning points from the independent child safeguarding practice review panel’s national review.
A free and confidential signposting service for those bereaved and affected by suicide
Early Help strategy
The document outlines the Worcestershire Early Help strategy for how the partnership will work together to help and support children, young people and families living in Worcestershire.
30 hours and tax-free childcare
Find a range of communications tools to help you promote 30 hours and Tax-Free childcare. Such as useful email templates, leaflets, posters and social media content.
Requesting help and support from a family support worker
If you are a professional working or have been in contact with a family or young person who wants or needs help and support from a family support worker and you assess them as needing support, request via our online request for family support form.
Medical Education Team
MET provides support for pupils of statutory school age when a medical condition seriously compromises a pupil’s attendance that being physical, emotional and psychological.