Early help development plan
In Nottinghamshire, services are considered to be providing Early Help when the child or young person’s needs are assessed to be at levels 1 to 3 within the Pathway to Provision (Universal, Early Intervention and Targeted Services).
The Early Help Development Plan [PDF] has been developed to further improve the multi-agency early help offer to children, young people and families across Nottinghamshire. It takes account of the increased focus on early help within Working Together 2013 and within the proposed Ofsted framework for inspecting services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers. The activity driven by this plan is intended to improve outcomes for children and young people and reduce the need for specialist or statutory interventions.
The plan brings together work across the Children’s Trust to ensure that all agencies coordinate their activities to provide a coherent and seamless service to children and families.