Early Help guidance for professionals

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.

Early Help Assessment and guidance

Our Worcestershire approach to early help and support pathway.

The Early Help Process

Our Worcestershire approach to early help and support pathway.

What is Early Help?

A guide to Early Help and the agencies within the service.

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.

Posters and resources

Some useful resources and posters that can be downloaded and printed

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.

Family Plan

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.

Suicide support

A free and confidential signposting service for those bereaved and affected by suicide

Gypsy Roma Traveller Education

Gypsy Roma Traveller Education support

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.

Domestic abuse strategy

Read our domestic abuse strategy

Keep Me Safe Strategy

Read the Keep Me Safe Strategy.

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.

Supporting Families outcomes update

Supporting Families outcomes update document.

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.

Guidance for Schools dealing with explicit materials

Managing risk and trauma after online sexual offending.

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