Early help for families

Helping early is about the right support at the right time. It is for any child or young person (pre-birth - 25 years of age), in the context of their family, support network and community, who are experiencing things that are starting to feel difficult. It is about feeling ok to ask for support at that time, and professionals listening and responding in the most helpful way.

Read our Helping Early Strategy, 2020-2023 to read what children and families told us about what is important to them, and our priorities and plans for the next three years as a partnership (PDF, 10336KB).