The Education Network for Waltham Forest
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Early Help

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

Find out about the Council’s service in this areaThe Early Help Service works in partnership with other professionals, parents and carers to intervene early in a child's life to ensure that children have the best start in life. The service works with families that need additional help, to enable them to access this support when they need it. The aim is to address problems at the earliest opportunity - before they can escalate - and to enable families to support their children to reach their full potential.

Early intervention may occur at any point in a child or young person's life. The Early Help approach is underpinned by an Early Help assessment and a team around the family meeting. Early Help supports families with children and young people aged 0 to 18 and up to 25 with a disability.

Please visit the Waltham Forest Council website to find out more about Early Help in Waltham Forest, with information covering the following:

  • Early Help Assessment (EHA) guidance
  • Information sharing
  • The lead professional role
  • EHA training
  • Partner practice forums
  • Documents
Find out more about the role and purpose of the Early Help Division in Waltham Forest Council

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Last updated: 
Thursday, 18 August, 2016
Last updated: 18 August 2016 by Barry Fong