What is Early Help?
Early Help’ means providing help for children, young people and families as soon as problems start to emerge or
where it is likely that issues will impact negatively on children’s outcomes.
Early Help in Leicester
The vision of all partner organisations working with children and families in Leicester is to improve children’s lives by
working in partnership to raise aspirations, build achievement and protect the most vulnerable.
This is based on the belief that:
The Role of Schools
Day to Day Support
Most families, most of the time, can get on with their lives quite happily with little or no outside help. If they need
help it is usually provided by universal services, such as schools.
Focused Pastoral Support
All families can have times, however, when difficulties arise and they either may not recognise it or may not know
how to start putting things right. Schools play a role in supporting families to address these difficulties through more
focused pastoral support, which might include bringing in support via an external agency.
Early Help Assessment
For those children and families whose needs and circumstances make them more vulnerable, or where schools need
the support of other agencies to meet the needs of the family, a co-ordinated multi-agency approach is usually best.
In Leicester this is achieved through undertaking an Early Help Assessment and assigning a Lead Practitioner to work
closely with the family to ensure they receive the support they require. Schools should be a key partner in any multi-agency work to support families
School Commitments to the Early Help Offer
The following four commitments are the core elements to Linden Primary School’s Early Help Offer.
By implementing these commitments, Linden Primary School aims to ensure:
As part of the Early Help offer, Linden can support families with:
If you require any support with accesing Early Help, please contact the school office on 0116 2738435 or at email@example.com.
Click on the image below to access the links for the Leicester City Early Help Offer.