Early Help  Practitioner Support and Resources

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What is Early Help?

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‘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’ 

(HM Government: Working Together to Safeguard Children, July 2018:p12).

Children and Families Newcastle is the name of our collaborative approach across all services working with children, young people and families in Newcastle. It is a ‘system’, not a service that you can refer to. The system brings together universal and targeted services into an integrated support offer.

Practitioner support is available by contacting an Early Help Advisor, who are available in each locality area. See contact details below: 


Outer West Locality: Jenny.Rae@newcastle.gov.uk

07970 610 457

Inner West Locality:  Ashley.Kirkland@newcastle.gov.uk

07970 948 509

  07974 114 913

Early Help Leaflet

Early Help Assessment

Raise an Enquiry

Early Help Review

To check if a family have ongoing Early Help support or to log an EHAP, Enquiry form or EH review minutes please contact: Early Help Access Point: 0191 2115805 0r earlyhelpplan@newcastle.gov.uk

Additional Support and Resources

Documents, Guidance and One Minute Guides             

Voice of the Child resources


Restorative and Relational practice resources

Early Help for Families

Newcastle Support Directory