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Early Help means taking action to support a child, young person or their family as soon as a problem emerges.  Early Help can be required at any stage of a child's life, from pre-birth to adulthood and applies to any problems or need that the family can't deal with alone.  It empowers them to regain control of their circumstances and can help transform the lives of vulnerable children.

Bury Children’s Trust’s Early Help vision is that children and young people will have access to the right help at the right time and from the right person.  For those affected, early help can stop a small problem from exacerbating and causing long-lasting damage to individuals, families and the wider communities.  For services, the right help given at the right time creates medium and long term savings and means public funds can be used in the best way to benefit those most in need.   The Children’s Trust Early Help Strategy provides a set of principles that will help us to build a culture of early help.  

These pages provide information that will support practitioners and others to be able to provide the right help at the right time, thereby improving outcomes for children and young people and reducing unnecessary service interventions. 

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