Early help for vulnerable families


Primary, secondary schools and colleges will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers.

All other children will learn remotely until February half term.

Early Years settings remain open.

See the coronavirus help and support page.

Apply for your child’s primary school place: If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, then they are due to start primary school in September 2021. Don’t miss the deadline on 15 January 2021. If you miss the deadline you are much less likely to get the school you want.

1. Early Help services

Early Help is an approach to improving outcomes for families with multiple and complex problems. It aims to provide earlier, coordinated and more effective support to whole families. This also reduces the long-term costs to local services. Early Help Keyworkers work in partnership with the family for an extended period of time. They:

  • identify strengths and issues,
  • agree priorities for change, and
  • provide support and challenge.

The 0–19 years Early Help Keywork service provides targeted Early Help support in East Sussex

You can access support and advice from these services via the Single Point of Advice.

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