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Early Help

Early Help Contacts, Training and Resources

Key contacts

If you need support or assistance in offering Early Help to families please visit our Early Help Contact List

Early Help hubs

These are where the Early Help Locality Officers, Family Intervention Teams, Youth Intervention teams and REACH workers are based.

These hubs hold regular Early Help triage meetings. They can provide support and advice on a range of subjects: how to complete the Early Help assessment, plan and review; using the Right For Children system; signposting professionals and families to local services and supporting the identification of a lead practitioner.

There are Early Help Hubs in each of the four localities – Northern, Exeter, Mid & East, and South & West.

You can contact the Early Help Hubs via the following email addresses:-

Resources, additional services and support

Download the Request for Additional Services (RfAS) form

Download the Early Help Information Sharing Consent Form

This form was designed for printing purposes only, and with that in mind will not be fully accessible to someone using assistive technology such as a screen reader.

The Early Help Information Sharing Consent Form is available in  Romanian   Polish   Arabic   Dari  and   Pashto

Locality Partnership Meetings

Details of Locality Partnership Meetings

Practitioner Forums

Early Help Practitioner Forum dates

Training

Right for Children training and support details

Quality Assurance

There are 3 main ways to capture Quality Assurance (QA) as identified by the DCFP QA Sub-Group. These are: performance information; audit; and family feedback. It is important to identify how this learning is cascaded.
Measuring the Practice
Audit activity is required in order to understand what practice looks like on the ground and how it is managed.

It is proposed that the Quality Assurance Framework template is used to support a quarterly case audit cycle of Right for Children using a multi-agency approach. This can be led by each locality partnership with the learning cascaded back through practitioner forums and the Early Help Improvement Board.

Locality Officers or Team Managers are able to facilitate these reviews, contributed to by practitioners involved in the team around the family. Download the Early Help Quality Assurance Framework tool.

Pinpoint

Pinpoint Directory of Community Services in Devon 

ICON programme

Select this link for the ICON programme which aims to help prevent abusive head trauma by offering support to parents to help them cope with a crying baby.

CORC Outcome and Experience Measures

Select this link for the CORC Outcome and Experience Measures

If you are concerned that a child is being abused please call

0345 155 1071

or email mashsecure@devon.gov.uk.

Professionals should complete the MASH contact form.

If it’s an emergency call 999


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