Raising a family and seeing your child develop and grow can be immensely rewarding. Family life can also present many challenges and there may be times when you need some extra help.
Early support is about identifying problems as soon as possible and working with you to help you find solutions. It involves services such as health, education, and the council working together to help you get the right support at the right time.
A survey has just been launched which will shape future services across our communities and make sure people get the support they need in the ways that they need it.
Along with a wide range of local partners, the council has already made a lot of progress in developing an 'Early Support' offer. This is designed to help families at the earliest opportunity so that their needs don't become more serious further down the line.
Now, we are taking the next steps in ensuring Early Support across Kirklees is the best it can be. It covers a vast array of services and an age range of pre-birth through to 19 years (or up to 25 years for people with special educational needs and/or disabilities), along with support for parents.
In addition to the survey, people can give their opinion via a series of online sessions which are open to everyone. All responses will be taken into account before final proposals are drawn up for future Early Support - so please have your say on what matters to you, your family and your community.
Find out more
You can find out more by viewing the document below:
How to get support
If your child attends a Kirklees school or early years setting speak to them, or any other professional you are working with, first. They know you and may be able to help you. If they can't provide the support, they will talk to us.
If you are a professional wanting to make an Early Support Partnership referral, please visit the Kirklees Safeguarding Children - Early Support Partnership web page .
Fill in our simple online form.
Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.Contact the Early Support Service
After you've completed the form
We will respond as soon as we can to provide you with information or contact you to discuss how we can help.
We may need to ask you more questions to find out what help you need.
- Other ways to contact us
- Phone 01484 456823
- Clock 9am - 5pm weekdays except Bank Holidays