We all want better lives for children and young people. We have high aspirations for this to be the best place in the world for them to grow up.
- Most do well and move in and out of difficulties through their lives.
- Some have disadvantages that currently are only addressed when they become serious.
Sometimes their parents know there is a problem, but struggle to know how to get help. We want to identify these children and young people earlier and help them before things reach crisis point. The way to do this is for everyone in the children and young people's workforce to:
- Pay attention to their progress and well-being;
- and be prepared to help if something is going wrong.
The idea of early intervention is simple:
- By working together with children, parents and families we can prevent issues occurring;
- or provide better support when they do.
Calderdale's EIS is a vision and an approach that will continue to be developed. We want children, young people and families to tell us:
- That the help they got was at the right time;
- it was good;
- and made a positive difference.
Our EIS has been developed to deliver a co-ordinated approach to multi-agency locality working. The priority is to deliver intervention which is early and focused for:
- Children/young people (aged 0 to 19);
- and their families who have been identified as requiring some support from a specialist service to address unmet needs.