How to get early help

The best way to get support is to talk to a professional that knows you already, such as a GP, teacher, family support worker, school nurse, health visitor or early intervention and prevention worker. They'll be able to talk to you about what additional help you may need and how to access it.

If you prefer you can fill in our form to request  one-to-one targeted support; you can get one from your local family centre or download it here and save it to your computer or device.

Once you've filled in the form, take it back to the family centre or email it to the Early Help Team.

if you think the child's in immediate danger, call the police on 999 or (01142) 202020.  If the child's not in immediate danger, but you're still concerned about them, call our social care assessment service on (01226) 772423 (weekdays before 5pm).  Call our emergency duty team on (01226) 787789 if you’re calling after 5pm, at weekends or bank holidays.

If you need more information about early help, read our Early Help for Families leaflet or contact the Families Information Service.