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 ‘Every Child and Young Person in the Rother Valley Matters’

The sooner a family receives the right support, the sooner they are able to improve their situation, preventing the need for prolonged support. Early Help includes support for parents-to-be and very young children. It describes interventions and support provided to families where their needs are not being met by routine or 'universal' services and they do not meet thresholds for statutory interventions. There are four elements to Early Help:


The engaged and enabled voice of the family (parent and child) is fundamental

Children, young people and families will get what they need sooner

Cohesive, coherent and co-ordinated

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Early Help



Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help here and

WSCC website

Integrated Prevention and Earliest Help,

East Wing Attic, County Hall,


PO19 1RG

The Early Help Action Plan 2014 -2017 here

Early Help Core Learning Pathway here

Schools checklist for Early Help Plans here

‘My Family’ leaflet