Early Help Partnership InformationLast Updated 21/08/2019
What is Early Help?
In Westminster Early Help is a collection of services which aim to provide effective support to families as soon as difficulties start, to prevent them from getting worse. These services cover a range of areas, from information and guidance, parenting support to health to education to specialist support for young people.
Many organisations across Westminster provide early help and we try to work together to make it as easy as possible for you to get the right support, at the right time in the right place.
Worried about a child?
If you are a parent, carer or professional and have immediate concerns about the safety of a child or young person you should get in contact straight away by calling the Access and Assessment Service on 020 7641 4000 9am–5pm weekdays. Outside of these times please use the Emergency Duty Team on 020 7641 2388.
Professionals – making a referral
In Westminster Professionals should use The Multi Agency Assessment and Referral Form (MAARF). If you are using this form for the first time please register via this link This is the form you need to complete if you are a professional and need to make a referral to Family Services (either social care that is not an emergency, or targeted early help).