What is Early Help? Early Help includes help provided in both early childhood and early in the development of a problem. Early Help is available to children and young people of all ages from pre-birth up to the age of 18, and up to the age of 25 where young people have special educational needs or disability.
Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and Team Around the Child (TAC)
The CAF is a standardised approach to conducting an assessment of a child's additional needs and deciding how those needs should be met.
A Lead Professional takes a primary role to ensure frontline services are coordinated, coherent and achieving intended outcomes.
For details of training taking place around Cornwall for professionals working alongside children, young people and families, visit our training calendar.
Early Help Hub
The Early Help Hub is the single point of access for council and community based health Early Help services for children, young people and families in Cornwall. This is the point of contact for advice and requests for support for a child or young person who:
- May have additional needs that cannot be met solely by universal services and;
- Where there is no perceived risk of significant harm.
Services available through the Early Help Hub include:
Make a service request for a Family Worker.
Early Help Targeted Youth Support
Make a service request for Early Help Targeted Youth Support.
Family Group Conferencing
Family Group Conferencing puts families, children and young people in the centre of decision making where there is a concern about the welfare of the child or young person.
A range of programmes to support parents/carers in understanding their child better and creating happier relationships.
For a complete list of services available through the Early Help Hub please visit their listing.
Early Support is an approach to working in a multiagency way for the benefit of children and young people (up to adult services) with a disability and their families.
For details of training around Cornwall for professionals working alongside children, young people and families, visit our training calendar.
The Local Offer aims to help families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) by gathering useful information they need to know, in one place, so they can make informed choices about the support they receive.