Early help for vulnerable families

This page is for professionals. If you're a member of the public visit Family hubs or call our family advice advice line: 01323 46 46 55.

Early Help Service 0 - 19

The Early Help Service 0 -19 covers a range of services. It supports families with issues they can’t deal with alone.

Early Help means responding to a problem as soon as possible. It does not necessarily refer to an early stage in life.  


You can refer families with multiple and complex problems to the Keywork Service. Early Help keyworkers will work with families for an extended period of time. Together they will create an action plan to achieve long-term positive change. 

How to refer a family

To refer a family for keywork, you can either:

If a child is at risk of immediate harm, phone 01323 464 222 before completing your referral. 

Early Help for young people

For advice and services for older children see:

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