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Early Help Model Revised (CYP4)

Core Offer

Portfolio: Children and Young People Portfolio

This core offer includes services that the council is legally obliged to provide. The link below provides detailed information about what is included.

Link: CYP4 - Early Help Model Revised

Related FAQs

The Council’s Children’s Services has already failed an Ofsted report – won’t cutting the budget make things worse?

The Council’s Children’s Services has already failed an Ofsted report – won’t cutting the budget make things worse?

We are spreading reductions over time to work with partners on new services. We now have an improvement plan in place to tackle the problems highlighted by Oftsed, which is getting us back on track, and ensures that all our services contribute to giving all children and young people in Darlington the best start in life.
Our proposals aim to develop a new service that combines early help with other support, which will include Children’s Centre delivery, early help and Troubled Families. Working with partners we are changing our approach, building on what works to target support at those children and families in greatest need. We are also strengthening our area social work teams and management in response to the Ofsted improvement plan. 

Your Say

10 comment(s)

This table lists comments from the public about this proposal

Comment

Core CYP4 (Early Help Model Revised)

In my view the work of the Early Support Service is well placed to support and contribute to the Council's proposed Early Help Model, both of which target the most vulnerable children and their families.

The model is targeted at early work with those children who are most vulnerable and have a high level of additional needs, where parental factors influence family life. This work is exactly what the Early Support Service already provides, working closely with Children's Centres early years provision and the Family Intervention Team

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Cut Hu01 (Childrens Centres, Early Help and intervention - Specialist Family Support)

The role and work of the Early Support Service already supports the Council's proposed Early Help Offer, delivered with partner agencies based on the premise that early intervention in the onset of difficulties is both more cost effective and contributes to better outcomes for children and young people

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Letter from the grandmother of a disabled child, stating the importance of the early support service

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This is a transcription of a comment made during the public meetings held during the budget consultation:

Q: Children’s Services is deemed as inadequate and report says the council needs to do more to ensure all children are getting the help they need early enough. Services to keep children safe are inadequate. You have said vulnerable children are a priority but early years support which looks after 40 very vulnerable families and children in this town is being removed. Can you explain why?

A: We are reviewing services with the NHS. We can’t afford to run it at its current level but we are talking about this with the NHS.

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MP letter about the early support service

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Suggested plan for early intervention and prevention services

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YMCA prevention proposal

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Early help comments

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Letter about the Early support service

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Core AH5 (Adult Direct Payments to Personal Budget Costs)
Cut C05 (Cease Vulnerable Adults Floating Support)
Cut C09 (Cease funding to Gay Advice Darlington and for DAD Information Post)
Core CYP4 (Early Help Model Revised)
Cut Hu01 (Childrens Centres, Early Help and intervention - Specialist Family Support)
Core LLE18 (Concessionary Fares)
Cut W03 (Library Service Mobile Library)
Cut W20 (Blue Badge Parking)

Darlington Association on Disability response

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