Early Help

What is Early Help?

In North Yorkshire, Early Help is not a designated team; it is the way that everyone works together to support the needs of families.

The aim of Early Help is to build on people’s strengths and resources to manage their own dilemmas, resolve their own difficulties and prevent further problems in the future. Early Help is the response offered by all services in contact with children, young people and families when an unmet need is identified as illustrated in the Working Together to Safeguard Children document.  Early Help supports children, young people and their families to be happy, healthy and safe, 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 support families around concerns and worries they may have about a child or 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 the family's strengths, helping them to find positive solutions.  We are committed to working alongside and with our communities to stimulate, support and develop activities that enable children, young people and their families to be happy, healthy and achieving.
 

To find out more about North Yorkshire County Council, Children and Families: Early Help Offer

You can also view information about how Early Help can support 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. The aim of NYCC Early Help strategy is to build on people’s capacity and resources to manage their own dilemmas, resolve their own difficulties and prevent further problems in the future.

Early Help is the response offered by all services in North Yorkshire who are in contact with children, young people and families when an unmet need is identified as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018).

 

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, Craven) - 01609 534842