Early help for vulnerable families


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. Family 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.

Two targeted services provide Early Help in East Sussex:

  • 0–5 years (Health Visiting and Children’s Centres)
  • 5–19 years (Early Help Keywork Service)

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

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