Everyone is involved in the delivery of Early Help, including, communities, voluntary groups, police, GPs, schools, health and targeted support services. Without this shared, cross-sector responsibility – whether public, private, voluntary or community – we run the risk of missing opportunities to get help to children and families quickly.
These ‘action cards’ have been produced to fit in with Sandwell’s windscreen of support model and are suggestions around the support available as you travel through the ‘windscreen’.
This booklet has been put together as a resource for Practitioners working with and supporting children, young people and families in Sandwell, and aims to inform you about what Early Help looks like in Sandwell and how to access support you may need in your role.
Sandwell launched the new look Early Help Assessment in October 2022. There were a number of briefings for professionals to introduce the new Early Help Assessment and support practitioners in completing it.
For those members of the Out of School Settings Community, the SCSP would like to provide you with some essential resources to support your safeguarding efforts.
Your views matter - the Safer Sandwell Partnership has launched a Safer Sandwell Community Safety Strategy Consultation.
Permanence - creating more resilience within families and communities and ensuring all of our children and young people have a safe, happy and stable home.
Understanding online activity around suicide and self-harm.
Kooth online counselling offers therapeutic support to young people between the ages of 11-18. There is no referral process, and importantly no waiting list or threshold a young person needs to meet.
Public Health has created a workforce development tool to help professionals working with, or commissioning services for, children and young people in Sandwell to identify and respond to their emotional health and wellbeing needs.