Early help in Enfield means intervening as soon as possible to tackle problems emerging for children, young people, their families or others most at risk of developing problems. Early intervention may occur at any point in a child or young person’s life.
We also use prevention actions that boost children’s resilience and protect them from potential poor outcomes.
Enfield children's plan 2016 - 2019 (PDF) sets out our priorities to:
Early help may be required at any point in a child or young person’s life and the type of support available will depend on their needs.
Working together to safeguard children sets out the expectation that local agencies will work together to identify children with additional needs and provide support as soon as problems emerge.
Our early help strategy will be published shortly and sets out our commitment to early help in Enfield over the next three years.
The Change and Challenge Unit (CCU) supports families to deal with the challenges they are facing, and develop coping strategies and resilience.
The CCU can help with the following concerns:
Your caseworker will:
The Parent Support Unit (PSU) supports parents and carers with children and young people aged 0 to 17 years, who live or attend an educational setting in Enfield.
The PSU works with the whole family to improve school attendance and achievements. It helps parents to manage behaviour, set boundaries and communicate effectively with their children to make the most of their talents. This reduces the risk of negative patterns of behaviour becoming established.
The PSU works with individual families and groups of parents, in schools, children's centres, family homes and community settings.
Contact the Parent Support Unit by email or on 020 8379 2002.