What is early help?
Early help means providing support as soon as a problem appears, to stop it from getting worse. This could be at any point in a child's life, from birth to the teenage years. Anyone can provide early help – you don't need to be an expert professional. Early help is not about passing the issue on to an expert, but thinking about what is the best support you can offer. You can provide effective support by:
working with other people who could help
finding out about specialist agencies who could help
filling out an Early Help Assessment with the person you are helping
contacting Children's Social Care if you think the problem is more serious
There is a lot of information and advice on the Advice, Care, Health and Support pages as well as detail of local services that can provide support for children, young people and families. Download: Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board – Early Help Strategy 2017 to 2020 Download: Worcestershire Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) strategy
Support for Parents and Families:
Early Help for Children and Families at Foley Park Primary Academy.
Providing early help to our pupils and families at Foley Park means we are more effective in promoting support as soon as we can. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to teenage years.
At Foley Park, our Pastoral and Safeguarding Team meet frequently to discuss any concerns. This team includes:
Mrs Sugars – DSL and Head teacher
Deputy Safeguarding Leads Mrs Minns and Mrs Fairfax.
Mrs Hipwell and Mrs Mol- Thrive
Mrs Clarke EWO
Mrs Sinden- Mental Health practitioner.
Mrs Baddeley- SENDCO
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