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Early Help and Social Care

SEN & Disability Local Offer

Use these pages to find out about early help and social care services for children and young people in Rutland.

You can use the subject buttons below to find information, or search the service directory.

‘Related Information’ boxes hold more detailed information and guidance than the service directory - you will find leaflets, articles and reports here rather than contact details for services.

What is early help?

Early help services work with children, young people and their families to offer the right support at an early stage before a small need becomes a bigger one.

Early Help services support families to resolve their own problems and prevent further problems in the future.

A number of different professionals and organisations may be involved in the Early Help process to offer support in a range of areas.

What is social care?

Social Care services help children, young people, their parents, relatives and carers  in a number of ways, including:

  • Assessing a child in need, and their family
  • Helping families who want to foster or adopt
  • Advising young homeless people ages 16 and 17 and young people leaving care
  • When a child appears to be in danger or at risk of abuse
  • When and child or young person has a special educational need or disability (SEND)
  • Advice about caring for children and details of local and national groups or organisations which might be able to help

Children's Social Care services are made up of teams of Social Workers and Targeted Intervention Practitioners (TIP)

Each Social Care team works together with professionals in different organisations to ensure they meet each individual child's needs.

Social Care teams are based at the Council.

How we work in Social Care

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