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Early help

Before we decide if an assessment by the SEND service is required, we will consider helping through universal services, for example, schools, nursery, GP etc.

We may do an Early Help Assessment. This is called Our Family Journey Through this, the Early Help Service will ensure  everyone involved with your child, including teachers and health visitors, works together to support them.

Children’s Social Care uses a four staged model of intervention to help find the best way to support families.

See our Thresholds Strategy for details of the thresholds for children’s social care.