Professional referrals

Early Help Hubs

Our three Early Help Hubs are led by consultant social workers who manage teams of experienced outreach staff who carry out early help assessments and team around the family support.

Each hub works together with a range of professionals who support the early help offer. These professionals include the Police, children's services, health, housing, probation, adult mental health, addiction services, the Department for Work and Pensions and the School Family Support Service

Listed below are the services available to children and families who work with Early Help Hubs. 

Therapeutic services

There are three full-time therapeutic social workers based in the Early Help Hubs who offer one-to-one therapeutic support for children and young people aged 8 to 18 years old.

We also commission Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) via specially trained therapists. Our therapeutic service is suitable for children who:

  • have complex or developmental trauma resulting in emotional dysregulation
  • have been identified as being at increased risk of criminality, violence or family breakdown
  • are experiencing heightened or severe anxiety, or emerging mental health needs

Keeping Families Together

This team supports families at risk of family breakdown. The aim of the service is to provide intensive support to families to help them improve their relationships and remain living together in the long term.

Step Forward Project

The Step Forward Project a community-based psychosocial intervention service which offers mental health support to parents who are actively engaged with Liverpool’s Early Help Children’s Service.

They provide mental health psychological support specifically designed to meet the needs of parents that might not be available through other local mental health services.

This service is offered to adults over the age of 18 who are experiencing mental health difficulties and are not in receipt of any other mental health support.

Parent Baby Relationship Service (PBRS)

PBRS works with parents and babies aged from 0-18 months. Support is offered in groups or one-to-one and can include:

  • parent and infant psychotherapy
  • family therapy
  • video guidance
  • rewind therapy

This service helps parents and carers see and respond to their baby’s present needs. This is done by supporting them to overcome early trauma or birth trauma, recognise their baby as a unique individual and understand their developmental needs.

0-9 Project

This team offers intensive family support to children aged nine and under and includes support for expectant parents.