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Early Help Toolkit

Early Help in Buckinghamshire is now provided by the Family Support Service
(launched 2nd September 2019) www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/familysupport

The Family Support Service provides a wide range of support to children, young people and families in Buckinghamshire. This includes open sessions for early years children and parents/carers at Family Centres and you can drop in anytime during the week at our three Family Centre Plus sites. All activities at Family Centres are free for children, young people and families.

The Service has been carefully designed to provide better, more targeted support for vulnerable families who face a range of issues or more complex challenges. The service provides one-to-one support to families and individuals in a setting that is most comfortable to them, like their home, a local community setting or somewhere else.

The service offers open-access sessions and health services for early years children and parents from a network of 16 Family Centres the county, which also offer a range of support for parents with children aged up to 19 years (or up to 25 years for young people with special educational needs and disabilities).

The Service is there for the whole family, not just children but for parents and young people too. Families are able to refer themselves to the service or may be supported by a school, health or other professional who will do that on their behalf.

Further Information

Early Help Strategy – April 2019 – 2022

Additional Resources

These resources are included below to help you support children and families as early as possible.

  1. Information Sharing & Consent
  2. Signposting & Referrals
  3. Assessment
  4. Action Plans
  5. Partnership & Collaborative Working 
  6. Roles & Responsibilities
  7. Voice of the Child
  8. Training & Development