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Early help
Early help for children and families means providing support early on, before or as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in the child’s life from the antenatal period and birth through to the teenage years.

Early help is about agencies acting together to prevent escalation of need by intervening at the right time and the right level of service. It aims to prevent or reduce the need for specialist interventions such as child protection and intensive physical and mental health services.

The Early Help Strategy for Luton has been developed following consultation with key partners. It is a 3 Year strategy and will be implemented from April 2014. The aim of the strategy is to support all partners to work in a co-ordinated way to use their resources most effectively to meet the needs of children and families at an early stage.



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