Making a Request for Help

A Step By Step Guide

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1. Decide which Early Help service you need and complete the general Request for Help form for the following services, or if you are unsure which service you need:

  • Early Years Inclusion Service
  • Family Support
  • Health Visiting (over 2 years)
  • Parenting Support
  • School Nursing
  • Targeted Youth Support
  • Video Interaction Guidance

If you are making a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service referral it needs to be made on the CAMHS referrral form.

If you are making a Speech and Language (SALT) referral it needs to be made on the SALT referral form.

If you are still unsure, or for a description of each service please see Early Help Services.

Please note that the following services can only be requested via a professional:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Community Children's Nursing Team and Diana Nursing Team
  • Diana Team Psychologist
  • Paediatric Epilepsy
  • Portage

For more information about the Early Help Hub please see the Early Help hub page.

2. Complete the Request for Help by filling out as much of the form as possible. Please ensure that personal details, consent and the reason for your request is fully completed. (This form was originally designed for professionals, and we are developing a more ‘parent friendly’ version.)

3. Please attach your Request for Help form to an email and send it securely to

Data Protection and Information Sharing

For information on data protection, please visit the Data Protection pages.

For advice on information sharing, please visit the information sharing advice pages.