2. Early Help

What is Early Help?

Early Help means getting additional, timely and effective support to children, young people and families who need it. It aims to enable children to flourish and to prevent costly, long term and negative outcomes.

Early Help can refer to support in the critical early years of a child’s life (including pre-birth and pregnancy), but can cover any age when difficulties begin to emerge. This approach enables support to take place before the situation deteriorates further.

Early Help aims to significantly improve the outcomes for children, young people and families. In order to do this, it relies on local agencies working together to identify and assess individual needs, and provide targeted support for these.

More information

  • You can find out more by reading our Early Help offer and Strategy.

Early Help Strategy for Children, Young people and Families

B&NES Early Help Hub Leaflet

B&NES Early Help Hub 1 Minute Guide

Parenting Strategy 2016-18

  • For information about Early Help Services please visit Early Help Services
  • For more information on the Early Help Assessment (EHA)  please visit the information on the Bath and North East Somerset Council website. Early Help

  • If you have questions about the implementation of Early Help Assessment Framework in Bath & North East Somerset, please email earlyhelp@bathnes.gov.uk

Concerned about a Child?

  • If you have a concern about a child or young person, please call the Children and Families Assessment and Intervention Team on 01225 396312 or 01225 396313.
  • If outside of office hours, please call the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615165.
  • If a child or young person is in immediate danger then please dial 999 and ask for police assistance. 

The Local Authority Designated Officer for managing allegations or safeguarding concerns against staff can be contacted on 01225 396810 Monday – Friday in office hours.