Early Help Offer
Early help refers to the offer of any information, advice or support to children, young people and their families as soon as possible in their lives, or when issues emerge, to help prevent problems from escalating.
At St Matthew's this is some of the early help we offer you:
- Come and see us if you need support with your child’s learning, behaviour or anything else that you may be worried about. Let us know when is a suitable time for you and make an appointment to see your child's class teacher, or ask for Mrs Watson through the school office.
- Talking to a 'trusted adult' in school – if you are worried about your child’s behaviour encourage them to come and see Mrs Watson.
- Early Help Assessment (EHA) - an EHA involves listening to you to find out what help you need and talking about what is working well in your life. Based on what you say and what help you would like, a plan is formulated so that professionals can work together to make sure you get the right sort of help. Please contact anyone who works with your child and they will help you arrange a time to carry out EHA.
- Refer to outside agencies such as: Family Outreach Team, MindWorks sessions, parenting courses, our School Health Advisor, Warrington Youth Club, St Joseph’s Family Centre, Play Therapist and local children’s centres.
- Support to complete forms and other paperwork such as: admissions to high school and Disability Living Allowance.
Which professionals can help?
GPs, Health Visitors, School Nurses
Your local GP
Your Health Visitor
Childcare & Family Support
Your local CAMHS
Other agencies and organisations
Your one stop shop for local services
www.mylifewarrington.co.uk 01925 443131