Early Help

What is Early Help?

Most Families experience challenging times. Early Help is about identifying where a child and their family might need support in either the early years of a child's life or in the early stages of a problem at any time in their childhood.

If you wish to make a referral to Early Help, please complete this form Early Help Assessment and send to EarlyHelpReferrals@hartlepool.gov.uk

If you wish to discuss a potential referral with a manager, please call 01429 292444/292555 and ask to speak to a member of the management team.

Children's Centres

Children's Centres are a 'one stop shop' for children and their families where skilled staff are on hand to give help, advice and guidance.

You can visit a Children's Centre for health advice, general support and also access services that are delivered from there such as groups, activities and programmes of support such as Being a Parent/Talking Teens.

Universal Pathway Plus

This is an enhanced service for all families who have a pregnancy and live in the most disadvantaged communities in the town and all teenage and Asylum Seeking parents-to-be regardless of where in Hartlepool they live. The service will be available for each family at 20 weeks pregnant and will last until the baby is 2 years old. Families will be supported by an integrated team of Midwives, Health Visitors and Family Support Workers to access Children's Centre services and other support in their local communities through the allocation of a consistent worker throughout the child's early years.