Most support for families can be provided by Early Help Services who work with children, young people and their families to offer the right support at an early stage before a small need becomes a bigger one.
A number of different professionals and organisations may be involved in Early Help to offer support in a range of areas. Early Help and support for families and is summarised in Rutland's Strategy for Early Help. Support includes services provided in the community by the health service, schools and the police. Support provided by Rutland County Council include The Family Hub, Aiming High, Young Carers, Carers and the Youth Service. Some families who have a child with complex needs may also need support from the Children with Disabilities (CWD) social care service. All services support the Rutland County Council's Offer to Children and Young People with Special Educational needs and/or Disabilities.
There are also many voluntary organisations in Rutland offering support for families.
'When the Early Help worker started I was a little bit worried and I didn't want to tell her anything but now I am really happy with telling her everything. She has helped me overcome lots of things and now I know how to cope with everything!!!'
Feedback from a child following support from Early Help
If you would like further information about how to access support or what support may be available for you and your family, email email@example.com or call 01572 758493 and ask to speak to someone at our children’s front door team.