Early Help

Early Help and Support for Families


Early Help means taking action to support a child, young person or their family as soon as a problem emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child’s life, from pre-birth to adolescence, and applies to any problem or need that the family can’t deal with alone.


Early Help means better outcomes for children and families. Effective Early Help will resolve problems before they become overwhelming and require high cost, reactive services. Early Help enables children to be ready for school and more likely to achieve their full potential.


The Wirral Early Help Alliance have developed a Family toolbox website for families and professionals. The website lets you search for services which might be able to help and includes tools you can try, people who can help, and places you can go. The toolbox prevents the need for complicated referrals and puts you in charge of accessing the support you need.