The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Role and Purpose of the Early Help Division

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

"Waltham Forest's early help mission is to provide an outcome-focused, whole family approach that focuses on strengths and builds resilience within the family; to respond to needs at the earliest opportunity and to enable the child, young person and family to achieve their potential" (Early Help Handbook, 2014)

The Early Help Division in Waltham Forest relative to other boroughs is exceptionally wide-ranging and innovative, and covers the following:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Children and Family Centres
  • Community Safety
  • Early Help 0-11
  • Early Help 11-18
  • Early Help Co-ordinators
  • Education Welfare
  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Gangs Programme
  • Group Work with Young People
  • Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB)
  • Intensive Adolescent Support
  • Parenting Programmes IDVA
  • Practice Forums
  • Prevent
  • Resettlement Co-ordinator
  • Restorative Practice
  • Single front door in MASH
  • Troubled Families
  • Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  • Young Carers
  • Youth Offending Service

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