Early help surgery

We can help if you need further support and guidance in relation to Barnsley Thresholds for Intervention. We can also help if you feel that there's little or no progress made with a family at early help please refer to early help surgery.

You'll be able to discuss your concerns and get advice on the best way forward. Looking at meeting the family's needs from practitioners within the Integrated Front Door service.

Are you concerned that a child's at risk of serious harm? Make a request for service to children’s social care without delay.

Surgery times

The surgery takes place every Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm on Microsoft teams.

If you'd like to attend, please make an appointment, and provide a chronology and, if relevant, an EHA action plan.

You can email: earlyhelpsurgery@barnsley.gov.uk

Benefits of the surgery

The surgery will support:

  • Discussions with social care, targeted early help support, health and education about potential referrals into the service.
  • Effective joint working.
  • Sharing of clear and knowledge-based guidance to enable better outcomes for the families.
  • Provision of the right support to families to enable the best outcomes for children. That could be stepping up to social care or stepping down to early help.