Early Help

What is Early Help?

 

Early Help means providing help for children, young people and families as soon as problems start to emerge or where it is likely that issues will impact negatively on children’s outcomes.

 

Early help…

 

  • Is for children of all ages and not just the very young,
  • Can be provided at any point of need and;
  • Can be very effective in supporting a child, young person and/or their family to step down from statutory services as well as preventing the escalation of issues.
  • Is important because there is clear evidence that it results in better outcomes for children.
  • Early help is a term that describes much of the everyday work of schools.

 

The Role of School

 

Day to Day Support

 Most families, most of the time, can get on with their lives quite happily with little or no outside help. If they need help it is usually provided by universal services, such as schools.

 

Focused Pastoral Support

All families can have times, however, when difficulties arise and they either may not recognise it or may not know how to start putting things right. Schools play a role in supporting families to address these difficulties through more focused pastoral support, which might include bringing in support via an external agency.

 

Early Help Assessment

For those children and families whose needs and circumstances make them more vulnerable, or where schools need the support of other agencies to meet the needs of the family, a coordinated multi-agency approach is usually best. In Lancashire this is achieved through undertaking an Early Help Assessment and assigning a Lead Practitioner to work closely with the family to ensure they receive the support they require. Schools should be a key partner in any multi-agency work to support families

 

The following five commitments are the core elements to our school’s Early Help Offer.  By implementing these commitments we aim to ensure:

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  • Pupils, parent/carers and staff are clear on the Early Help support available through the school
  • Clarity for partners, supporting improved multi-agency working
  • Delivery approaches of Early Help support for more vulnerable families are up to date with local offers
  • Commitment to the personal development and well-being strand of the Ofsted Framework
  • All pastoral support is done to support the whole child, with the school values: at the heart of all that we do to help others.

 

Links and Contacts for Early Help in this area:

 

Hyndburn and Ribble valley

Bereavement

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

Cruse Bereavement Care  

Tel: 01772 433645 

Email: lancashire@cruse.org.uk  

Hope Again  

Tel: 0808 8081677 

 

Young minds

0808 802 5544

www.youngminds.org.uk  

 

STRIDE – Bereavement Support for Young People and Families 

Tel: 01772 798746 

 

Child Bereavement UK - Bereavement Support for Young People and Families 

0800 0288840

 

Survivors Of Bereavement of suicide

01482 210287

 

0300 111 5065

https://uksobs.org/

 

Carers

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

Carers Link – Support for carers of all ages

Tel: 0345 688 7113

www.carerslinklancashire.co.uk

info@carerslinklancashire.co.uk

Barnardo’s Lancashire Young Carers

Tel: 01772 641002

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/services/lancashire-young-carers

 

Kinship

01282 690536

https://kinship.org.uk/support-group/kinship-group-pendle-and-ribble-valley/

 

Disabilities/ SEND

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

ADHD NORTH WEST

Tel: 01254 352586

www.adhdnorthwest.org.uk 

yvonne.tudor@adhdnorthwest.org.uk

S.E.N.D Service

 

Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities with Links to Local Health Services.

Tel: 01254 220553

www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/health/health-services/ 

S.E.N.D Service - Information Advice and Support Team

Tel: 0300 123 6706

www.lancashire.gov.uk/children-education-families/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/help-for-parents-and-carers/information-advice-and-support/ 

SEND Information advice and support service referral form 

 

Email: information.lineteam@lancashire.gov.uk

Understanding Autism North West

Tel: 01254 471500

www.understandingautismnw.co.uk 

info@understandingautismnw.co.uk

Limitless Accrington

08006891802

https://www.limitless-send.co.uk/ 

Autism Plus

Tel: 0114 3840284

emailinfo@autismplus.co.uk

www.autismplus.co.uk 

National Autistic Society

02078332299

www.autism.org.uk 

Action for ASD

01282 415455

www.actionasd.org.uk 

Lancashire breaktime

01254 357988

www.adventure-hyndburn.co.uk/

 

Victim support/ DA

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

HARV Support for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Tel: 01254 879855 

www.harvoutreach.org.uk 

Email: info@harvoutreach.org.uk 

Lancashire Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme

 

Intervention for Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse

Tel: 01772 717597

www.relatelancs.org.uk/home/ldapp/ 

LDAPP@relate.org.uk

Refuge

 

Provides specialist services include refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach projects, and culturally specific services. Lots of useful links.

Tel: 0808 2000 247

www.refuge.org.uk 

Men's Advice Line

 

Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Tel: 0808 8010327

www.mensadviceline.org.uk 

Broken Rainbow – LGBT Domestic Violence Charity

Tel: 08452 604460

 

www.brokenrainbow.org.uk 

Email: Help@brokenrainbow.org.uk 

 

 

The Wish Centre

Tel: 01254 260465

info@bddwa.org.uk

The Halo Project - Forced Marriage Unit

The FMU offers information and support to those who fear they will be forced into marriage and can talk with them about their options. Help is also available to those who have already been forced into marriage to explore their options, including assisting those who are being forced to sponsor a spouse’s visa for settlement in the UK.

Tel: 0207 0080151

www.haloproject.org.uk/forced-marriage-unit-W21page-31 

fmu@fco.gov.uk

 

Drugs/ alcohol

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

Inspire East Lancashire 

 

Substance Misuse Help & Advice

Tel: 01254 495382

eastlancs.info@cgl.org.uk

Inward House Project - Accrington

Tel: 01254 872761

www.inwardhouse.co.uk 

stjames@inwardhouse.co.uk

The Bridge at Maundy

 

Free Counselling Service in Accrington - 11 – 18 Year Olds

 

Tel: 01254 233467

http://maundyrelief.co.uk/the-bridge-at-maundy-young-peoples-counselling-service/ 

 

counselling@maundyrelief.org.uk

WAWY – We Are With You in Lancashire

 

We work with YP regarding all drugs, alcohol, and solvent use, including legal highs / NPS and steroids.

Tel: 01282 505037

lancashireinfo@wearewithyou.org.uk 

 

Family mediation

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

Red Rose Mediation – Family Mediation Service

01254 295555

www.redrosemediation.co.uk

enquiries@redrosemediation.co.uk

 

Smile Mediation – Family Mediation Service

01282 436989

 info@smile-ltd.co.uk 

Family - Smile Mediation Services 

 

 

 

 

 

Food banks

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

Maundy Relief

01254 232328

www.dropin@maundyrelief.org.uk

Churches Together Food Banks – Oswaldtwistle

West End Methodist Church 

 

Immanuel Church of England  

 

Stanhill Methodist Church 

 

St. Mary's RC Church  

 

New Lane Baptist Church

 

All Saints C of E 

 

Saint Paul's C of E 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

  01254 233387

 

01254 382147

 

 

01254 233387

 

01254 232433

 

01254 231038

 

01254 231038

 

01254 382147

 

Hyndburn Baby Bank 

 

Accrington Community Learning Centre, Nelson St, Accrington, BB5 2HQ 

01254 388111

 

Clayton Baptist Church Foodbank

07834724530

 

Our Food Bank 

07495054024

ourfoodbank@gmail.com

Ribble Valley Foodbank

 

07849534431

www.info@ribblevalley.foodbank.org.uk

Pantry food bank Broadway Accrington

 

Just turn up

 

Health and  wellbeing

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

 

CSNW – Community Solutions North West

 

01254 460080

 info@csnw.co.uk

Healthy Minds – East Lancashire

01282 644700

www.eastlancshealthyminds.co.uk 

Women's Centre – Lancashire Women - Accrington

0300 3301354

www.lancashirewomen.org 

TalkToUs@lancashirewomen.org

C.A.N.W – Child Action North West

01254 244700

www.canw.org.uk 

 info@canw.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mental health

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

 

ELCAS – East Lancs Child and Adolescent Services

 

01282 803390

 

www.elcas.elht.nhs.uk 

Advocacy focus

03003230965

www.advocacyfocus.org.uk

Healthy Minds – East Lancashire

01282 644700

www.eastlancshealthyminds.co.uk 

Papyrus

0800 0684141

 

 0778 6209697

pat@papyrus-uk.org

Samaritans

116 123

www.samaritans.org 

jo@samaritans.org

The Bridge at Maundy 11 – 18 Year Olds

01254 233467

http://maundyrelief.co.uk/the-bridge-at-maundy-young-peoples-counselling-service/ 

 

counselling@maundyrelief.org.uk

 

Maundy Relief Counselling Service 

01254 233467

www.maundyrelief.co.uk/maundy-relief-counselling-service/ 

 

counselling@maundyrelief.org.uk

 

Minds Matter – Hyndburn

01254 226007

https://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Mindsmatter 

Crisis team

01254 226006

 

Childline

0800 1111

www.childline.org.uk 

Kooth

 

www.kooth.com

 

 

 

 

Talk Zone

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

Talkzone

0800 511111, text on 07786 511111,

talkzone@lancashire.gov.uk



 

Victim Support

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

Lancashire Victim Services

0300 323 0965

www.lancashirevictimservices.org 

info@lancashirevictimservices.org

Nest Lancashire

0300 1110323

www.nestlancashire.org 

info@nestlancashire.org

Trust house

Sexual violence and abuse

01772 835288

www.Trusthouselancs.org

Support@trusthouselancs.org

Paladin- national stalking advocacy service

02038664107

www.Paladinservice.co.uk

 

Volunteer Services

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Voluntary Support

01254 888614

www.do-it.org/organisations/hyndburn-ribble-valley-cvs 

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership – Hyndburn Borough Council

01254 388111

www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/lancashire-volunteer-partnership 

 

Youth Support

Name

Phone number

Website/ email

Brook Blackburn

01254 267700

www.brook.org.uk/find-a-service/regions/blackburn 

WAWY – We Are With You in Lancashire

01282 505037

lancashireinfo@wearewithyou.org.uk 

NEST

0300 1110323

www.nestlancashire.org 

info@nestlancashire.org

Parachute project – managing conflict

01254  260465

info@thewishcentre.org

Targeted youth Support

Children and Family Wellbeing Service

 

www.lancashire.gov.uk/youthzone/get-in-touch/