The Devon Safeguarding Children Board has an Early Help strategy to protect children or young people in Devon and provide help and advice to families as soon as they need it.

The processes for Early Help are changing and new guidance will be posted shortly.


Early Help is about more than just child protection: it is about making sure that children living in Devon are safe, healthy, happy and well educated. Early Help Coordinators will work across Devon to ensure that those children and families needing help are receiving it, and from the right professionals.

This short video introduces early help in Devon (view this film with subtitles here)

If you have more questions or would like to speak to someone, you can contact the Early Help Coordination Centre on 0345 155 1071 or email

Search for Early Help on the Devon Community Directory