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Date updated: 20/12/2022

The City of London Early Help Strategy 2023-26 Public Consultation – survey closes on 24 February 2023.

The City of London Corporation has launched a public consultation on its new Early Help Strategy 2023-26. We want to hear your views to make sure we deliver the best strategy for our children, young people and their families.

Our vision is that the City of London has an Early Help service that is fully integrated with universal services to ensure children, young people and their families have direct access to services upon referral and outcomes are met using a system framework to ensure a holistic approach with the whole family resulting in long-term solutions.

The Early Help Strategy 2023-26 sets out what we aim to do to ensure that children and young people, and their families in the Square Mile have equal access to Early Help.

We are looking to co-produce an action plan that enables us to achieve this vision, and we are asking for your views on our proposed plan, its outcomes, priorities, and how we can best deliver them and measure their success.

What is Early Help?

Early Help works with a range of partners including Health, Education, Housing, voluntary agencies, and other services to provide support to children, young people, and families with emerging problems or other needs. These could include (but are not limited to), serious housing needs, mental or emotional ill health, help and guidance for young people up to 18 years old, and/or support for children with Special Educational Needs or Disability and health needs.

Support can range from:

  • One-to-one support for children, young people and parents/carers that is tailored to them
  • Referrals to specialist agencies (so you can get other kinds of support)
  • Support from an advocate and signposting to other services that you can access
  • Parenting Support (including parenting programmes and education)
  • Systemic Family Therapy
  • Behavioural support and guidance

Please have a look at the proposed strategy in the PDF below or the images at the bottom of this page and respond to our survey.

Early Help Strategy 2023-26 PDF (1MB)
Date submitted: 12/12/22
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Quick view of the Draft Early Help Strategy 2023-26 (view the PDF for a higher quality version)