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Helping children, young people and their families thrive

We all want happy, healthy and safe lives for Wakefield children, young people and their families.  We have high aspirations for Wakefield to be the best place for children and young people to grow up. Most children and young people do well. Most move in and out of difficulties through their lives, and some have important disadvantages that currently are only addressed when they become serious.

Sometimes parents know there is a problem but don’t know where or how to get help. We want to identify children and young people earlier and help them before things reach crisis point.

The most important way of doing this is for everyone who works with children and young people to pay attention to their progress and well-being and be prepared to help if something is going wrong.  Wakefield partners such as the Council, NHS, Police, Fire, Voluntary Community Sector, Schools and others work together with children, parents and families to get the right help at the right time.  

The Wakefield partners have produced an Early Help Strategy and way of working together to deliver early and focussed help for children, young people (aged 0 to 19) and their families who have been identified as requiring some support from a specialist service to address their unmet needs.

Here's our child-friendly Early Help Strategy, developed in partnership with our children and young people’s groups so they can understand where and how to get help, and our commitment to them. 

 


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