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Our Early Help Offer

What is Early Help?

The purpose of early help is to prevent issues and problems becoming serious and harmful to a child or young person, their family and community. When children and families need this extra support, they often need it quickly. At St Paul’s, we offer a range of Early Help support and during a child’s time at our school many of them, and their families, will access some form of Early Help.

What does Early Help for pupils include?

1:1  or group emotional support focusing on:

  • Promoting self-esteem and confidence.
  • Promoting positive behviour and attitudes to learning.
  • Support with developing positive relationships.
  • Support with bereavement, family breakdown or other trauma.
  • Promoting attendance (school resfusal).
  • Support with emotional regulation.

What does Early Help for families include?

  • Access to a variety of parent workshops in school and on the school’s website.
  • Assistance in completing paperwork and forms e.g. housing, foodbank vouchers, wraparound care.  
  • Advice and support in promoting positive behaviour at home.
  • Providing information and signposting to other services in the local area.
  • Liaising with a range of external services such as housing and Family Support Workers.

 Who provides Early Help support in school?

Early Help support is provided by a variety of staff across our school, however, it is usually overseen by Mrs Griffin. If a parent/carer approaches a staff member about Early Help support, they will discuss this with Mrs Griffin (or Mrs Evans) to decide on next steps.

Where a referral to another professional is seen as beneficial, such as for Family Support or a consultation with our Educational Psychologist, the school will either make the referral or work with the family to support the referral and next steps.

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Communication Flowchart (including examples of types of support on offer)