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Early help review

Updated proposals will be discussed by councillors

Early help consultation closed

Thank you for your responses - the consultation closed on 22 April. 

A report setting out updated proposals will be discussed by the council's Cabinet on Friday, 6th July

We're proposing to merge a range of ‘early help’ and prevention support into one, new-style service.

That would bring together four services: Children’s Centres, Supporting Leicestershire Families (SLF), Youth Offending Service (YOS) and Information, Support and Assessment teams into a family wellbeing service.

We've updated these proposals following a three-month consultation which attracted nearly 800 responses. As a result of the feedback, we've listened to people's views and we are now proposing:

  • An extra £2M to earmarked for supporting vulnerable people to help keep more children's centres open
  • Running the Family Wellbeing Service from 21 buildings across the county - an increase of six centres from the original proposals;
  • Reduce costs by £1.5M
  • Deliver support in people's homes and other community venues.

The services tackle problems at an early stage and by preventing problems growing, help to reduce the need for the police or social care to get involved.

The updated proposals will be discussed by the children and families scrutiny committee when it meets on Wednesday, 4th July. The report will also be discussed by the county council's cabinet when it meets on Friday, 6th March.


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Find out more

  • Read our frequently asked questions

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  • Drop in sessions were held for people who use services to get help from staff to complete the consultation survey - details below:

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  • Consultation information events - were held for residents to find out more about the proposals and consultation - details below:

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The consultation ran from 22 January - 22 April



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