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Early Help

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 statutory guidance promotes and re-emphasises the need to support children and families at the earliest opportunity.

Providing Early Help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. Early Help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years.

Our Early Help Strategy sets out our approach in Bury and our overarching commitment and strategic aim to respond earlier to the needs of children and their families to prevent the need for higher level statutory interventions.