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Early Help and Social Care

Early Help and Social care services in Rutland 

Most support for families can be provided by our Early Help  services who 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.

A number of different professionals and organisations may be involved in Early Help to offer support in a range of areas. Early Help and support for families includes services provided in the community by the health service, schools and the police. Support provided by Rutland County Council include Visions, Aiming High, Young Carers, Carers and the Youth Service. There are also many voluntary organisations in Rutland offering support for families.

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.

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