The West Sussex Think Family E arly H elp and Intervention Strategy Smarter Sooner Safer Stronger An overview . Early Help and Intervention strategy Background
Early Help and Intervention
Smarter Sooner Safer Stronger
The Think Family Partnership made a commitment to provide cohesive, coherent and co-ordinated early help and intervention strategy in West Sussex.
To develop a common vision across West Sussex that help to give children and young people and their families the best start in life.
‘It is the next step in our aspiration to influence a generation and to develop and implement a compelling and long term vision that starts with renewed commitment.’
In the future we will be smarter in the way we do things;
children, young people and families will get what they need sooner;
we will ensure the provision of support, supervision and co-ordination to ensure children will be safer
and that outcomes for families and children will be stronger.
Can you pledge your support to this?
Local Safeguarding Children’s Board have statutory requirements to ensure early help is co-ordinated effectively
Keen to ‘get on with it’, keep it simple!
Definition for early intervention
“intervening early and as soon as possible to tackle problems emerging for children, young people and their families or with a population most at risk of developing problems. Early intervention may occur at any point in a child or young person’s life”. (Grasping the Nettle – C4EO)
…problems may emerge at any point throughout childhood and adolescence… as part ‘life events’.
‘…providing services and support at the earliest opportunity to families, children and young people who need extra help, so that emerging problems can be ‘nipped in the bud’ and do not escalate further. ‘
(West Sussex draft Strategy document)
Feedback has included a lot of things that have worked well and have developed well over previous years
What else? What’s most important? Over what period of time?
Are you broadly in agreement for the strategy so far?
What’s missing for you?
Is the ‘approach smarter sooner safer stronger’ about right?
Detailed responses to the e-mail box or direct
Most important – can you pledge your support to the vision?