Early Help

The Early Help Strategy was launched on 10 November 2020 please read the strategy here, and please find the presentations from the day below:

 Resilience Network meetings will be launched in January 2021 for partners to attend with any low levelled concerns regarding a child or young person they are working with. Please contact the relevant person linked to the age group.


Booking Information

The Resilience Network meetings offer support and guidance to partner agencies in the provision of Early Help to Children and Families. The resilience networks will begin in January 2021 and the desired outcome is to deliver early help, by the best person at the earliest possible opportunity.

The Resilience Networks will take place in Kingston and Richmond and be arranged into age groups. Please ensure that you book on to the correct session for the age range of the children that you are working with.

Networks will take place monthly and will be facilitated via google meets. Once you have booked a place on AfC CPD Online an attachment will be on the email confirmation. 

Please use the following links to book and for full details:

Resilience Networks (Kingston - 0 - 5 years) - Tuesday 19 January 2021

Resilience Networks (Kingston - 5 - 10 years) - Wednesday 20 January 2021

Resilience Networks (Kingston - 11- 19 years) - Thursday 21 January 2021

 

Resilience Networks (Richmond - 0 - 5 years) - Tuesday 19 January 2021

Resilience Networks (Richmond - 5 - 10 years) - Wednesday 20 January 2021 

Resilience Networks (Richmond - 11- 19 years) - Thursday 21 January 2021

 

Please contact Claire.Grayson@achievingforchildren.org.uk if you require any support with booking a place.

 

Kingston

Date

 

0-5 ages

 

19th January 2021 between 10am- 12pm

Led by Sharon Karikari, Senior Early Help Practitioner

  07824503363

 

5-11 years

20th January 2021 between 10am - 12pm

Led by Rebecca Eggleton-Wills, Senior Early Help Practitioner

07824334750

 

11-19 years

21st January 2021 between 10am - 12pm

Led by Dasha Kuzina, Team Leader

   07795494705

 

 

Richmond

Date

 

0-5 ages

 

19th January 2021 between 10am - 12pm

Led by Ashley Jones, Team Leader

07864609557

 

 

5-11 years

20th January 2021 between 10am - 12pm

Led by Chloe Walsh, Senior Early Help Practitioner

07864609554

 

 

11-19 years

21st January 2021 between 10am - 12pm

Led by Richard Laryea, Senior Early Help Practitioner

 07864609561

 

 
 The Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership (KRSCP) has a clear priority to champion early and preventive interventions with children and young people across the multi-agency group, supporting families where there are parental vulnerabilities or where children have caring responsibilities.


Early Help is significant at every stage of the child’s journey from unborn baby to young person at risk of criminal exploitation and missing education, to the Care Leaver and young adult.


“Working together in Kingston and Richmond to keep children’s safety and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do” is our local vision and multi-agency working is key to prevention and Early Help. The resilience networks in each borough will support individual, family and community strengths to lead to improved community resilience, increased safety and improved wellbeing.


Why is Early Help so important?
Early Help is all about identifying needs within families early and providing coordinated support to build resilience before problems become complex.


‘Providing Early Help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. Early Help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years. Early Help can also prevent further problems arising.’ (Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018)


Early Help is a non-statutory service area that supports children, young people and families to improve their outcomes and reach their goals and aspirations. It does this through positive engagements, sustaining their power, finding out more about the power they have, exploring with them their needs and helping them to identify the things that they would want to change in order to be the person and/ parent they want to be.


Note The existing Early Help assessment resources are still in use and should be used by all partners, is available to download and submit on the AFC website https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/early-help-assessment/


AfC (Achieving for Children) has information on local services, activities and support available for families including children and young people aged 0 - 25 years with special educational needs or disabilities. There is also information for Carers and education support post 16 years of age, training and employment and short breaks.


Please click here to view the Local Offer.


Resources to support partners with Early Help 

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