In school we work to support families through Dudley’s Early Help Agenda which involves a three tiered approach to assessing family’s need and providing them with the correct level of support. We work independently as well as alongside other services such as the local authorities Family Centres, to provide a full range of support made available to each and every family at Halesbury.

As part of Early Help we support with a wide range of needs and circumstances, such as: parenting, behaviour management, routines and boundaries, housing, finances and much more. As our service is independent to the local authority this allows us to have very little limits and ‘thresholds’ to the support we provide. We aim to assist families in all manner of circumstances.

Support is provided through direct work with families, coordinating, leading and attending Team around the Family Meetings, signposting and referrals to other agencies. Within school a team approach is taken to Early Help with all staff members aware of the agenda and meet regularly with the Family Outreach Coordinator and Senior Leaders to discuss any Early Help concerns that may arise.

When providing any level of support to a child and their family, Halesbury School and staff are committed to safeguarding and will always work in line with the schools Safeguarding Policies and procedures.