Early Help Services Consultation
17 August 2017
Bucks County Council is looking for anyone who works with young people and/or lives in Bucks to complete a questionnaire asking for feedback on a new way of supporting families earlier to prevent them needing help from social care in the future. The Early Help Services Consultation runs until 22nd September and the input and ideas they receive will help to shape future plans. The questionnaire takes around 5 - 10 minutes to complete: fill it out here!
The consultation proposes a new model where families only have to tell their story once, have one person they work with and trust, and a service that reaches out to interact with families in the community. This new service aims to support families earlier on, so their circumstances improve more quickly and problems don’t become too difficult to manage, as well as giving families the tools to help them solve their own problems and also be more resilient in the future. To do this, Bucks County Council plans to bring together all the people who work with children and young people aged 0 - 19 and their families in those early days when problems are getting tough, by creating one service: The Early Help Service. Further information on this is available from the Early Intervention Foundation website which provides information and resources.