The term Early Help is used to describe the process of taking action early and as soon as possible to tackle problems and issues emerging for children, young people and their families. Effective help may be needed for at any point in a child or young person’s life.
In Peterborough we want children and young people to be happy, secure and ready to achieve the best possible outcomes in life.
We want children and young people:
To feel valued and important
To remain with their families where safe to do so
To do well at school and allow them to have the widest possible choices in adulthood
To be equipped to develop good jobs and careers
To be enabled to make age appropriate positive decisions about their life
To be emotionally healthy and form positive relationships
There will be times during a child or young person’s life when they or other members of their family need a little bit of extra help and support. The Peterborough Early Help Strategy sets out how children and families are supported through Early Help and explains how families can access Early Help Support.
A wide range of information on services is available on the Peterborough Family Information Service (FIS) and and families and professionals are advised in the first instance to use the search button to see the range of services available. For example if a member of your family is a young carer or you are supporting a family where the young carer in the family may benefit from support, tap ‘Young Carers’ into the search box at the top of this page to see the services available to help.
If your child has special educational needs and disabilities, you can find more information on the Social Care and Early Help (local Offer)
Contact the Early Help Team:
Or more information can be found on Peterborough City Councils Early Help pages