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Early Help


Wakefield’s Early Help is an approach to improve the way services are identified and delivered to Wakefield’s most vulnerable children and their families in the right way at the right time and as close to home as possible.  There is an agreed strategy detailing  how this will work.

Agencies such as the Council, NHS, Police, Fire, VCS, Schools and others work together in partnership to build upon and co-ordinate better and stronger early help services across the district that are easier to navigate for families and practitioners such as social workers.

The approach helps vulnerable children and families to become more independent, gives every child the best start in life, empowers communities to take better care of themselves and promotes health & wellbeing in communities

The voice of the child and young person will be listened to and used to help shape and deliver early help services – agencies will support them to do this.