'Early Help' means providing effective support to children and young people as soon as needs start to be identified, and to bring about change to prevent these from escalating and leading to poor outcomes. Early Help may occur at any point when needs arise, from pregnancy through to the teenage years and at any stage in adulthood.
To find out what support and guidance is available locally on a range of issues, please click on one of the topic sub-headings.
To find out more details of Early Help services commissioned by the Council, please see this service list.
Click here to find out more about the B&NES Early Help strategy.
This information will also be available in the form of a free App to help signpost professionals to support available. The App can be downloaded by searching for 'B&NES Early Help App' in the Apple or Android App stores.
If you are worried about a child/ family and you need to take action immediately, you can make a referral to the Children and Families Assessment and Intervention Team 01225 396312 OR 01225 396313 or the Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team 01454 615165