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Early help offer

Early Help offer


Early help refers to the offer of any information, advice or support to children, young people and their families as soon as possible in their lives, or when issues emerge, to help prevent problems from escalating.

Our aim is to promote the safety, well-being and resilience of all children and their families, so that they are able to be healthy and meet their true potential. We aim to offer Early Help as soon as possible to children and families who require support. Every family has a right to access information to help them manage their lives successfully, and guide them to appropriate sources of support. Help can then be agreed as soon as concerns start to emerge.


Here at Colerne Church of England Primary this is some of the early help we can offer:


  • Parent ‘drop in’ – come and see your class teacher or Mr Solomon (appointments not always needed), if you need support with your child’s learning, behaviour or anything else that you may be worried about. 
  • Early Support Assessment (ESA) - an ESA involves listening to you to find out what help you need and talking about what is working well in your life. Based on what you say and what help you would like; a plan is formulated so that professionals can work together to make sure you get the right sort of help.
  • Refer to outside agencies such as: Family Outreach Team, parenting courses,
  • Support to complete forms and other paperwork such as: admissions to Secondary school and Free school meal applications.
  • Talk Time – if your child has any worries encourage them to talk to their class teacher. They may get them to speak to one of our ELSA Team (emotional learning support assistant).
  • Attendance – Mr Solomon and Mrs Chamberlain also liaise with the Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) on issues relating to attendance and punctuality. When a child’s attendance or punctuality becomes a concern, the first contact will usually be either be Mrs Chamberlain or Mr Solomon.