Early Help is support offered to a family at a time of need identified by them or by professionals (school, health, social care etc.).
It is voluntary and involves a team of professionals coming together on a regular basis to consider or review the needs identified and offer/provide support. Parents take the lead and the aims are to improve the life chances and experiences for the children (and in turn the family).
At Waterloo Primary School we are fortunate to have a Family Well-Being Centre attached to the school. Should your family be supported through Early Help then you may be assigned one of the family support workers from this centre or, depending on where you live, one of the other centres across the borough.
Should you feel like you require any support at any time regarding any issues: money management, housing, managing child behaviour, coping with loss or bereavement, substance misuse, domestic abuse etc. please speak to a member of school staff or contact the Family Well-Being Centre and we will do what we can to help.
Your main points of contact would be Anni Quinn in the Centre and Mrs Maciver at school, however you can speak to any member of staff in both teams and they will be able to help.