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Birmingham Children Safeguarding Partnership (BCSP)

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Early Help means taking action to support a child, young person or their family early in the life of a problem, as soon as it emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child's life from pre-birth to adulthood, and applies to any problem or need that the family cannot deal with or meet on their own.

Early help requires that agencies should work together as soon as a problem emerges or a need is identified to ensure the child gets the right response, and the right services, from the right people at the right time. The aim is to meet need early and avoid a problem escalating, the need increasing and the need for specialist interventions unless they are the correct response to meet the need and resolve the problem.

Right Help, Right Time