About early help enquiries

Early help covers a broad range of services and support that are brought in before any formal interventions to help children, young people and families achieve good outcomes. This can be for children’s centre services and health visiting or more targeted at those at risk of poor outcomes, such as parenting support or help with speech and language.

You can make an enquiry to your local team by sending the student details to the team so that the early help and social care teams can locate any current plans they have in place. When you make an enquiry, a record of your enquiry is made on the student's chronology with a reference number. You are notified on your dashboard when the team responds.