Most support for families can be provided by Early Help Services who work with children, young people and their families to offer the right support at an early stage before a small need becomes a bigger one.
A number of different professionals and organisations may be involved in Early Help to offer support in a range of areas. Early Help and support for families includes services provided in the community by the health service, schools and the police. Support provided by Rutland County Council include Visions, Aiming High, Young Carers, Carers and the Youth Service. Some families who have a child with complex needs may also need support from the Children with Disabilities (CWD) social care service. There are also many voluntary organisations in Rutland offering support for families.
'When the Early Help worker started I was a little bit worried and I didn't want to tell her anything but now I am really happy with telling her everything. She has helped me overcome lots of things and now I know how to cope with everything!!!'
Feedback from a child following support from Early Help.
If you would like further information about how to access support or what support may be available for you and your family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 758493 and ask to speak to someone at our Children’s Front Door team.
Offer to children with disabilities and their families
The offer outlines the services which are available to support children and young people with SEND and their families, including the thresholds for accessing services from the Children with Disabilities (CWD) social care service.
The offer outlines the types of services which are available and how these can be accessed.
Children with Disabilities (CWD) social care service
The Children with Disabilities team provides advice and assistance to families with children who have severe and complex disabilities. The team also aims to ensure that these children and young people are safe and protected from neglect and abuse.
Click here to find out more about them and what they do.