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Early Help / Family Support

At WWJS, we understand that family life can sometimes be difficult and challenging. From time to time there may be situations where you feel you need more help and support. At these times we are able to offer you what is known as the Early Help Offer.

'Early Help’ means providing help for children, young people and families as soon as problems start to emerge or where it is likely that issues will impact negatively on children’s outcomes.

Providing early help to our children and families, means we can be more effective in preventing problems, from affecting children’s ability to thrive and learn. Early help means providing support as soon as a concern emerges, at any point of a child’s life.

Early help...

  • Is for children of all ages and not just the very young,

  • Can be provided at any point of need and

  • Is important because there is clear evidence that it results in better outcomes for children.

Early help is a term that describes much of the everyday work of schools, please see the attached poster for the early help offer we provide at WWJS.

Who provides Early Help support in school?

The answer is any member of staff; usually, the class teacher in the first instance as they have most contact with the children, please contact them via Dojo if you have any concerns regarding your child or your family. 

For more specialist Early Help support and to look at an Early Help assessment please contact our pastoral manager by calling the office or by email Claire.ashley2@taw.org.uk