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Strategy and policy

Effective Early Help is proven to minimise the risks faced by children, young people, and their families before problems become more significant and entrenched.

Frontline practitioners across a range of sectors should be clear about their responsibility to:

  • identify concerns early

  • understand how and when to assess these concerns

  • how to provide a timely and effective response

Early Help in Gateshead is everyone's business. 

Icon for pdf Read our Early Help Strategy [1.25MB]

Ofsted Inspection of children's social care services (2019)

Other organisations

Early Intervention Foundation 
Troubled Families Blog 
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) 
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) 
Information Commissioner's Office 

Supporting legislation and policies

Early Help: whose responsibility? 
Working Together to Safeguard Children 
Keeping children safe in education 

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