Leicestershire Early Help

Provided by Leicestershire County Council

About Us

Early Help offers a range of universal and targeted support to help tackle problems for children, young people and their families as soon as possible. Help may be offered at any point in a child or young person’s life. This includes both:

help early in life (including pre-natal interventions), and

help early in the development of a problem.

All referrals into Early Help are first taken by social workers in our First Response Children’s Duty team. This is to check that children are safe and don’t need a social worker. Sometimes, calls are made to parents and relevant professionals, such as teachers or nurses, to get more information before they are passed onto the most appropriate service area. Children & Young People who do not meet the criteria for the service will be referred to an appropriate service across the pathway.

Who can we support?

We support children, young people and families across Leicestershire.

Who can refer?

You can use our Request for Services Online Form to request some help. Requests for help can be made by a young person themselves, their family, friends or by professionals supporting them. Referrals need the consent and engagement of children, young people and their families.

Assessment Information is available on our website: https://leicestershirecc-self.achieveservice.com/service/Request-for-services-children-and-families


Call First Response Duty Team 0116 305005