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Starting Well in Stockport: An integrated early years model

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has invested in developing an integrated Start Well model which brings together services that work with families to support children’s development from pre-birth to 5 years and help them to get ready for school. Start Well …

Bridging the Gaps in Intensive Support for Expectant Parents in Redbridge

Redbridge Borough Council have a range of support offers for families with babies, from helping those who need some extra community-based support, to others with multiple, complex social problems that may involve safeguarding responses from the local authority. Baby and …

Birmingham Children Trust working with Barnardo’s providing an Early help Autism Service Offer

The Barnardo’s Early Help Autism Service provides a joint working model within the Birmingham Children’s Trust. The service provides direct interventions to children and young people with autism and their families. The specialist interventions are specifically related to support with …

Hertfordshire County Council: key local achievements of the Supporting Families Programme

The Supporting Families Programme is based on the principle of a whole family approach, providing support to all members of the family, including children, parents and grandparents. The programme’s holistic approach helps families to address and overcome multiple challenges they …

Supporting Families working in partnership: A family journey

Family Details  Mum Jo (21) and Dad Mike (22) have a daughter Leah (10 months) and a son Stuart, who was born several months after the work started.  There is a large extended maternal family who supported the parents and …

Sheffield Council celebrating 10 years of Supporting Families

To celebrate 10 years of the Supporting Families programme, Sheffield City Council have produced an infographic, showcasing the journey of the programme in Sheffield including the successes and sustained changes that families have achieved.   Since the initiation of the …

Providing early help for families - East Sussex’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Prescription Pad

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Catherine Watson, Practice Manager for Troubled Families at East Sussex County Council, talks about their innovative approach to signposting families to early help services via their Mental Health and Wellbeing Prescription Pad.

West Berkshire’s Emotional Health Academy – providing early help support to children and young people before problems escalate

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Barry Stormont, Manager at the Emotional Health Academy in West Berkshire, talks about how the academy provides early support to help prevent the need for accessing specialist mental health support and ease the pressure on both Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and acute services.