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Early Help Service /Targeted Help

We believe that children and families need to be heard when they first ask for help to minimise adverse experiences for them. For many children and families, their needs will be met through services available within their everyday routines such as Schools or Children’s Centres, GPs or Youth Centres and projects. These services can be accessed directly, without a referral. A large range of services to support and advise can be found by visiting the Family Information Service Directory.

When the level of need is more complex and involves two or three needs that require several services to work together, then an Early Help Request for Service should be completed and submitted to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

Early Help Locality Networks

The new partnership model for delivering Early Help in Torbay began in May 2021 and is about the integration of key professionals and community-based organisations in three localities. Three Early Help Integrated Teams / Networks will operate, one each in Torbay, Paignton and Brixham. Please see the Partnership Early Help Model Guidance for more information.

Read our leaflet on Targetted Help

Please see website link for further details.

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