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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



Think Family and Early Help WSCC page

The Early Help Action Plan 2014 -2017 here

Early Help Core Learning Pathway here

Schools checklist for Early Help Plans here

Think Family & Early Help Newsletter

for West Sussex  September 2016

See also Think Family