Early Help is a term used to describe the earliest intervention that a family receive in response to emerging additional needs of a family member/s. When a family’s needs increase, more than one service may be required to meet the needs. Early help is the name given to the way services work together, in a co-ordinated way to support the family.

New processes for Early Help are being released and more information will be added shortly.

If you require support and assistance in offering children and families Early Help, please consult the following tool:

Early Help Locality Contact Information

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‘Right for Children’, the new Early Help IT system is now live. The system replaces the previous ‘Holistix’ system, and will see the introduction of more streamlined Early Help assessment and planning tools.

Please direct all questions related to the Right for Children IT System to: rightforchildren@devon.gov.uk

Right for Children – Quick Reference Guide

Right for Children – Guidance Notes

Right for Children – User terms and conditions

Right for Children – Frequently asked questions

For a list of ‘Right for Children’ awareness sessions, please click here.

In each of the four localities – Northern, Exeter, East and Mid, and Southern – there are Early Help Hubs, where the Early Help Locality Officers, Family Intervention Teams, Youth Intervention teams and REACH workers are based. Early Help support and advice can be provided through the Early Help Hubs this includes;

Exeter Locality Alliance

Locality AllianceInfo & Meeting Dates

Early Help Practitioners ForumInfo & Meeting Datesto book your place on the practitioner forum, click here.

Mid & East Devon Locality Alliance

NOTEthere is no Mid & East Alliance meeting in August, the next meeting will take place on the 25th September at the Tiverton Youth Centre.

Locality AllianceInfo & Meeting Dates

North Devon & Torridge Locality Alliance

Locality AllianceMeeting Dates

South & West Devon Locality Alliance

Locality Alliance – Meeting Dates

Early Help Practitioners ForumMeeting Dates

Search for Early Help on the Devon Community Directory