We are based at the Council for Disabled Children at the
National Children's Bureau, with a small central
team, responsible for ensuring that Early Support is extended
from birth to adulthood and embedded in local areas across
Together, the central and regional teams work with education,
health, social care, the voluntary and private sectors across all
regions to help them plan together for the strategic development
and effective use of Early Support and its resources.
Our aim is to increase the chances that disabled children, young
people and their families are able to live 'ordinary' lives.
On 1st October 2013, Early Support was granted funding by the
Department for Education to deliver an ambitious programme to
support the delivery of the SEND reforms through working in
partnerships in local authority areas, offering individual support
where necessary. In addition to this Early support will be offering
key working training across the regions.
Early Support is currently negotiating the roles of Regional
Facilitators who will support implementation in local areas.
Further information will be made available in due course.
In the meantime if you have any questions about Early Support
please contact Rita Wiseman at email@example.com
or Martin Bull at firstname.lastname@example.org. uk
Early Support App
We are excited about the development of the new free
Early Support App that will provide another way for parents and
carers to record and store important information about their
children. The App is in its final stage and nearly ready to be
launched onto the market. However, we do need to make some final
checks to ensure the product is secured and fit for purpose. Once
we are able to launch the App, we will make an announcement here on
the Early Support website and via our usual communication routes to
In the meantime, if you would like further information or wish
to be added onto our mailing list to receive updates, please email
What is Early Support?
Early Support is a way of working, underpinned
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 service
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
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