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 to Educational Wellbeing Practitioner (see further information below), 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.
- School Office: 0208 397 3553
- School Office Email: email@example.com
- Mrs Griffin: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs Evans: email@example.com
Communication Flowchart (including examples of types of support on offer)