“Early Help is intervening early and as soon as possible to tackle problems emerging for children, young people and their families.”
Early Help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. Early Help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child's life, including pre-natal interventions and early years support through to the teenage years.
Early Help can prevent problems escalating to a crisis level by providing help at the right time to meet family’s needs and to keep them in control of resolving their issues and problems.
Integrated Early Help Strategy 2016 to 2019