Access support for your family - Community Early Help

Lambeth Community Early Help is a partnership approach to ensuring that children, young people and families receive additional support at the earliest opportunity to prevent difficulties and take immediate action when emerging difficulties are identified to prevent them from getting worse.

Our vision is to make a positive difference for children, young people and families by providing the best early help support in the country. We will do this by strengthening relationships and building upon the collective skills, knowledge and resources of our families, our communities and our council.

There are five Community Early Help locality teams in Lambeth, providing targeted assessment and intervention with families, as well as actively working in partnership with a range of community services for families to further build their capacity to provide whole family support.

How to get help

Professionals

If you are a professional and wish to make an early help or child protection referral to Lambeth Children’s Services, you can:

Our professionals dedicated phone line means we can provide immediate help should you have a request for information or want to discuss your referral.

All telephone referrals need to be followed up with a completed form within 24 hours.

Families

If you are a parent or child and would like to refer yourself or your family for early years or child protection help or support, you can:

If your email is not in regard to a request for early help, child protection or information about a child or family, it will not be processed.

If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.