Early help means taking action to support a child, young person or their family as soon as a problem emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child’s life, from pre-birth to adulthood, and applies to any problem or need that the family can’t deal with alone. Shropshire Council works closely with a range of partners, including many VCS organisations, to provide early help advice and support to young people and parents.
Working in partnership is key to the early help approach. Understanding the experiences of early help practitioners from all services is essential in order to understand the effectiveness of the support on offer and to help us to develop our services. The annual early help practitioners’ survey is open to all who provide early help and Shropshire Council is keen to encourage voluntary sector organisations to provide their feedback.
It will take around 15 minutes to complete the survey and you can access it here.
Your views and suggestions will help to inform service design and changes that will assist practitioners, but that will also benefit those children and families who will receive early help support.
If you would like to speak to someone about the survey questions or have any problems completing the survey please email firstname.lastname@example.org.We’re keen that all those working to deliver early help have the chance to complete the survey – please help by passing the survey link to your colleagues.