Early Help strategy

Early Help refers both to help in the critical early years of a child’s life, when the fundamental building blocks of future development are laid but also help throughout a child, young person’s and families life to respond, as soon as possible, when difficulties emerge in order to prevent problems from becoming entrenched or escalating.

This strategy is a ‘starting point’ for all Liverpool strategic partners, including voluntary partners, to consider how Early Help, delivered in partnership with children, young people and families can improve life chances, particularly for families experiencing complex and multiple difficulties. The aim is for partners to make a commitment to work differently.

This means adopting a whole systems approach to service redesign to ensure families receive Early Help as soon as difficulties emerge.