Why Early Help matters

Spotting and addressing an emerging problem in a family is better for them and better for public services.

Early help will enable families to overcome their problems before they become more pressing, complex and potentially dangerous.

By avoiding the need for costly statutory intervention when concerns for the safety and wellbeing of children have escalated, we can also make the best use of our limited, shared resources.

It has been estimated that across the country, the cost of late intervention to public services is around £17billion every year.