What is Early Help?
Early Help is the term used by all agencies to describe North Yorkshire's approach to providing early support to families at any stage of a child's life when a problem or difficulty first arises. Early Help supports children, young people and their families to be happy, healthy and safe, as well as helping them to achieve their potential and increasing their ability to manage life's challenges.
North Yorkshire County Council, Children and Families: Early Help Teams work closely with families, schools, health and other key partners to provide the right level of support at the right time. They will support families around concerns they may have about a child/young person. It could be around behaviour, difficulties at school, routines and boundaries or other problems. The Children and Families: Early Help worker will build on their family's strengths and work with them to find solutions.
To find out more about North Yorkshire County Council, Children and Families: Early Help Offer (click here). You can also view information about how Early Help supports you and your family in the leaflet attached (click here) or read the Early Help Strategy which sets out our ambitions for Early Help services across North Yorkshire (this document is currently in draft form and will be uploaded once it has been approved by the Safeguarding Board).
Early Help Contact Details
If you would like to speak to someone in your area about support from the Children and Families: Early Help Team contact:
Central (Selby, Hambleton, Richmondshire) - 01609 534829
West (Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon) - 01609 534842
East (Scarborough, Filey, Ryedale, Whitby) - 01609 534852