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Westminster Early Help Service

Service/Activity is free

We provide help and support to children, young people and their families from before birth up to the age of 19.

All families face challenges and sometimes need support. Early Help is about providing this support as soon as possible to tackle difficulties for children, young people and families before they become more serious. We work with the whole family and the child is at the centre of everything we do.

There are a number of different teams within the Early Help Service. They are:

  • Targeted Early Help - families are allocated a Family Practitioner who works closely with them on a regular basis
  • Intensive Support Team - families are allocated an Intensive Support Family Practitioner who can work very intensively with them if there are high support needs
  • School Inclusion Team - work with children who are at risk of exclusion from education
  • Parenting - work with Parents who need extra support and provide courses and training on Parenting
  • Youth Offending Team - work with young offenders
  • Family Hubs

Worried about a child?

! If you are worried that someone is in immediate danger please call 999.

If you have concerns about the safety of a child you should get in contact straight away on the below numbers:

  • Access to Children's Services team 020 7641 4000 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or Emergency Duty Team 020 7641 2388 (outside of these times).

How to access our service

Our service is for families with children up to the age of 19 who are resident in the borough. You can access the service in several ways:

  • Via your local Family Hub - If you feel you need some extra support or would like more information about the Early Help service you can speak to a member of the family hub team who will help work out the best service to support you.
  • Via another professional - you can ask a professional you are already working with to make a referral, such as your: teacher, health visitor, youth worker, GP.
  • Alternatively you can refer yourself or a child by contacting our Access Team on 020 7641 4000 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or the Emergency Duty Team 020 7641 2388 (outside of these times).

Parenting Programme 

The current programme from September to December 2022 can be accessed in the following link.

Who to contact

 020 7641 4000 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or Emergency Duty Team 020 7641 2388 (outside of these times).
Westminster Early Help Service

Where to go

Westminster City Council
Last Updated 13/09/2022

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