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Early help and prevention service

The Early Help and Prevention Service works to help:

  • local children, families and young people with many needs
  • adults affected by domestic abuse

Often this requires support from a number of partner organisations and sometimes it can be for families who no longer need help from children’s social care.

Help can include supporting adults affected by domestic violence and abuse, victim support for people at risk of domestic abuse, support packages for children who have witnessed domestic abuse, support with health concerns, emotional health and wellbeing support, support for young carers, housing support, supporting people back into work with training and work experience and benefit claim advice.

The service focuses on four key areas: 

The Early Help and Prevention multi-agency team works in the following districts:

  • Northwich and Winsford·
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Chester and Rural

The Early Help and Prevention Service works closely with the Starting Well Service. Support is co-ordinated for families to help parents make positive change. Information about the Starting Well service can be found in the Starting Well section of this website.

Cheshire West and Chester Family Information Service

The Cheshire West and Chester Family Information Service offers a free and confidential quality service to parents, carers and health professionals, providing information on available childcare and childcare options.

Preparing your child for school

For help preparing your child for school please see the West Cheshire Children’s Trust School Readiness booklet below. School readiness can mean different things to different people. The aim of the booklet is to provide an understanding of how parents, carers and practitioners can help children to be ready for school.

Further information

Details of additional services to help you and your family, provided by a range of organisations in the local area, can be found on the Local Offer website.

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