Early Help

At Auriol Junior School

·       We recognise that life can be full of challenges and that we all need help, support or guidance at some point in our lives.

·       We recognise that sometimes the challenges that children & parents/carers face, may be, or feel, overwhelming

·       We recognise that early intervention or Early Help at these challenging times can help our children feel safe, supported and settled

·       We believe that Early Help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life

·       We know that providing Early Help is more effective in promoting the welfare and positive wellbeing of children, than reacting later.


At Auriol, we know that any child may benefit from Early Help.  We are also aware of the potential increase in need for those children who:

·       have a disability, certain health conditions or who have specific additional needs

·       have special educational needs (whether or not they have a statutory Education,Health and Care Plan)

·       are Young Carers

·       are showing signs of being drawn into anti-social or criminal behaviour, including gang involvement and association with organised crime groups

·       are frequently missing from home

·       are at risk of modern slavery, trafficking or exploitation

·       are at risk of being radicalised or exploited

·       are in a family circumstance which presents challenges for the child, such as drug and alcohol misuse, adult mental health issues or domestic abuse

·       are misusing drugs or alcohol themselves

·       have returned home to their family from care

·       are privately fostered

·       have a parent/carer in custody


What ‘Early Help’ looks like at Auriol Junior School:

·       Social, emotional or mental health support for your child

·       Behaviour support

·       Bereavement support (including signposting)

·       SEN support and advice

·       Targeted in school interventions

·       Financial support via Foodwise, Foodbank or signposting to other agencies

·       Referrals to outside ‘expert’ agencies

·       Early Help Assessments or Team Around the Family support

If you think that your child would benefit from accessing ‘Early Help’ support in school or you would be interested in knowing more about how we can support you or your family, please contact:

Mrs Wilson, Inclusion Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead, on 0208 393 4721

Alternatively you may like to contact Surrey's Family Help Hub which is a new service providing information, advice and support for families:


Or the Surrey Family Information Service which is an information and signposting service for families with children aged 0-25 years.


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