Early Help Strategy 2013-17

Closed 13 Dec 2013

Opened 14 Nov 2013


“Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years.  Providing early help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later.”
- Working Together (2013)

This Early Help Strategy 2013-17 outlines a partnership commitment to deliver early help and timely intervention to children, young people and their families in Surrey based on evidence of need and best practice. The document is for all those who work with or who have an interest in the outcomes of children, young people and their families.

Between October 2013 and March 2014 the partnership will translate this vision and commitment to action by:

  1. Launching the Early Help Strategy 2013-17 and working with families as equal partners to design the family friendly version of the strategy
  2. Engaging partners on an early help story setting out: what we will be doing, what will be different, and how we will know we have made a difference
  3. Developing communications and engagement activity, including an extended Early Help Partnership event in November.

We are inviting comment on the aims and priorities outlined in the strategy with a focus on next steps and how you can contribute to early help in Surrey.

Why your views matter

To develop an early help system in Surrey so that children and young people and their families are supported as soon as difficulties and emerge.


  • All Areas


  • Young people
  • Children in care
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Health professionals working with children
  • Councillors, MPs
  • Children with disabilities
  • CSF staff
  • Carers
  • Headteachers
  • Health providers
  • Clinical commissioning groups


  • Schools
  • Commissioning
  • Parents and families