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Early Help

We work with parents, children, young people and alongside our partners in the wider Early Help community.

Children’s Action Teams

We work closely with schools and other services to provide holistic family centred support in order to prevent issues developing and/or escalating and to ensure children and young people achieve positive outcomes in their lives.

A Key Worker will be allocated to the family and they will work with the family and other agencies, if appropriate, to assess the needs and develop a plan with clear goals, timescales and outcomes which will be reviewed regularly with the family and other services supporting the family.

The Key Worker will also ensure that the views of the children and young people are heard and included in the plan.

Early Help also run a number of parenting group programmes to help parents develop their skills as a parent. These are held in venues across Reading.

Who are in the Children’s Action Team?

Workers within the Children’s Action Team include Family Workers, Targeted Youth Support Workers, Specialist Youth Support Workers and Education Welfare Officers. They are co-located and work with Portage Home Visitors, Primary Mental Health Workers, Autism Advisors and Educational Psychologists.

Visit our Support we offer page for a more detailed description.

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