Safeguarding Alerts


There are three newly designed Early Help leaflets available from the NCC and NSCB web pages for parents and carers. Please click on links for more information.

The Early help – a guide for parents and carers” will help families, parents and carers understand what early help is, what the early help process is like and how to get early help. It will also be useful for professionals working with families who might benefit from early help.

The Step down – a guide for parents and carers” will help families, parents and carers understand the step down from social care process, how it works and what to expect. It will also be useful for social workers and for lead professionals in the community who may work with families who have already stepped down from social care.

The “Step Down from Social Care to Early Help – A Practitioner’s Guide” explains the processes followed when a case is stepped down from social care to early help. It explains the role of the social worker, what the social worker should expect from practitioners who will provide or coordinate any appropriate ongoing support and what will happen if parents, carers or young people do not consent to continued support.