What is the Early Help Hub

It identifies the most appropriate Early Help service for a child or young person aged from pre-birth up to 18, or 25 where young people have special educational needs or a disability. It does this by:

  • Receiving requests from parents and professionals
  • Ensuring that each request has appropriate consent
  • Assessing the needs on the request and matching it with the right support service. This sometimes involves contacting the parent or professional to gather further information
  • Allocating the request to the most appropriate community early help service
  • If an Early Help service cannot be identified, every effort is made to signpost to other sources of support
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Please note we do not triage referrals for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), Autistic Spectrum Disorder Assessment Team (ASDAT) or Speech and Language Therapy (SALT). If you have any questions regarding these services, see the relevant contact numbers for their teams.