What is Early Support?
Early Support is a way of working, underpinned by 10
principles that aim to improve the delivery of services
for disabled children, young people and their families. It enables
services to coordinate their activity better and provide families
with a single point of contact and continuity through key
Early Support ensures that service delivery is child, young
person and family centred. It focuses on enabling services and
practitioners to work in partnership with children, young people
and their families.
Early Support is a core partner supporting the implementation of
the strategy detailed in Support and aspiration: A new
approach to special educational needs and
disability, the Government's 2011 Green Paper. This
identified Early Support as a key approach to meeting
the needs of disabled children, young people and their
Early Support helps local areas implement the Government's
strategy to bring together the services families need into a single
assessment and planning process covering education, health and
care. Early Support provides a wide range of FREE resources and training to
support children, young people, families and
Early Support Principles
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What difference can Early Support make?
Early Support's practical resources and training enable
a way of working that:-
practitioners and managers to put children, young people and
their families at the centre of holistic, coordinated
and seamless service delivery.
children, young people and their families to take control of
their lives, gain a firm basis of knowledge and
communicate their expertise in a way that enables them to:-
take the lead in
partners in service planning, improvement and deliver.
context in which services can work in an integrated way within
a single assessment and planning process.
For further information please contact us.
Telephone: 020 7843 6350