For further information or to add any additional information to the documents listed under Early Help, please contact your Youth and Community Engagement Workers

For Amber Valley, please contact:

Rebecca Patrick (PT)

Mob: 07812 772558

KCSIE 2023 states that…

Any child may benefit from early help, but all school and college staff should be particularly alert to the potential need for early help for a child who:

  • is disabled or has certain health conditions and has specific additional needs
  • has special educational needs (whether or not they have a statutory EHCP)
  • has a mental health need
  • is a young carer
  • is showing signs of being drawn into anti-social or criminal behaviour, including gang involvement and association with organised crime groups or county lines
  • is frequently missing/goes missing from care or from home
  • is at risk of modern day slavery, trafficking, sexual or criminal exploitation
  • is at risk of being radicalised or exploited
  • has a family member in prison, or is affected by parental offending
  • is in a family circumstance presenting challenges for the child, such as drug and alcohol misuse, adult mental health issues and domestic abuse
  • is misusing alcohol and other drugs themselves
  • has returned home to their family from care
  • is at risk of ‘honour’-based abuse such as Female genital Mutilation or Forced Marriage
  • is a privately fostered child
  • is persistently absent from education, including persistent absences for part of the school day.