A Hounslow Early Help Partnership, co-ordinated by the Council and endorsed by partners, has been launched to ensure all services in the borough work together to provide early help for families
Published: Wednesday, 17th July 2019
Its intentions will be formalised through a new Early Help Partnership Commitment for 2019-2021, it was agreed at Hounslow’s Cabinet meeting.
The overarching aim of the Commitment will be that children and young people, and their families, receive effective support as soon as difficulties arise, supporting the best outcomes for residents in the borough. By working together strategically, services will make the most efficient use of the resources available and continue to focus on sustainability into the future.
In launching the initiative, Cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Youth Services, Hounslow Council said: “As a Partnership, we recognise the importance of intervening early where children and their families might need a bit more support and help. We are committed to working together with health, schools and a whole range of other agencies to provide high quality early help services in Hounslow.
“In the borough, a significant number of children and young people are affected by multiple needs such as worklessness, reduced participation in education, physical or mental health needs and offending. That is a huge amount of people who could benefit from this new partnership.”