Eligible working families whose children will be aged between 9 and 23 months old on 31 August can now apply to receive 15 hours childcare starting from September 2024.

Find out more information on the Childcare Choices website

Early Years

Early Help

Early Help

Early Help is about ensuring that children and families receive the support they need at the right time. Providing early help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years.

Effective early help relies upon local agencies working together to:

  • identify children and families who would benefit from early help;
  • undertake an assessment of the need for early help; and
  • provide targeted early help services to address the assessed needs of a child and their family which focuses on activity to significantly improve the outcomes for the child.
Working Together to Safeguard Children

Information about how Early Help is implemented in Buckinghamshire can be found on the

Home - Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (buckssafeguarding.org.uk)

Safeguarding Children Partnership - Continuum of Need

General Guidance

Details about agencies available to support children and families can be found on the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service website

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