Early Help

The Milton Keynes Early Help offer aims to support children and families to ensure that they benefit from timely and focused support that is evidence informed. The aim of early help is to effectively intervene to reduce the risk of harm and difficulties becoming entrenched.
Early Help

For early help to be effective it needs a whole systems approach to deliver both a universal and coordinated offer. This includes universal providers such as schools, children and family centres, health visiting and school nursing or a GP practice. The coordinated offer in children’s social care is achieved through our locality based Children and Families Practices that provide an integrated early help casework service and have aligned children’s centres and youth services to these localities.

The Early Help Directory is there to help identify the Early Help services that can be delivered to parents, children or whole families.

Other useful documents:

  • The Early Help Leaflet (PDF, 307KB) sets out what Early Help is and how it can be accessed;
  • The Early Help Assessment Guidance (PDF, 209KB) and Assessment Form (DOCX, 60KB) is used by all agencies working with children and their families to identify and agree what extra help may be needed to support a child or young person at an early stage;
  • Early Help Strategy (PDF, 672KB) 2019-2022 document sets out the commitment to early support for families in Milton Keynes to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.