All children and families in Shropshire can access services such as health and education, we call these Universal Services. However, some will need extra support in order to be healthy, safe and to achieve their potential.
Early Help is about children, young people and families getting the right help at the right time, to prevent issues from getting worse.
We want all our children and young people, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), to achieve the best possible outcomes and to receive the support they need - when they need it most. Provision of early help support can be at all stages of a child's life; during pregnancy, childhood or adolescence. Early Help support could come from one service or a few different types of services, including a targeted service.
Find out more about the Early Help service via the links on this page.
Early help family practitioners
The role of early help family support workers and how to get help from one.
How schools in Shropshire fulfil their SEND commitments.
The Parenting Team
What is this team responsible for and how can you use its services?
Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service
Information on the various aspects of SDAS.
Shropshire Young Carers Service
Support for young carers in Shropshire aged five to 18.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service
Information on home safety visits and the youth education programme
Young Addaction Shropshire is a specialist drug and alcohol service for young people.
Stages of Early Help provision
Find out about the various stages of Early Help provision
Early Help Family Hubs
What is an Early Help Family hub and where are they?
How can I access Early Help support?
Further information about how to access Early Help support in Shropshire.
Find out how early help employment advisers can support families.