Early Help- Support and Advice

Scargill CE Primary Early Help
Lots of people need help and advice at some point for themselves, their children or other members of the family. We are always happy to help where we can, or will try and help find the right agency to support you.

As part of our Early Help offer, the school uses the Thrive Approach and currently have 2 members of staff who are practitioners. These offer support for children suffering from anxiety and other issues affecting their well-being. Please go to the Thrive section on our website to find out more details.


Early Help services aim to both provide advice and/or intervene where there is evidence of emerging needs with the objective of preventing escalation to higher level services.


How will we know when Early Help is needed?

Staff have daily contact with children and their families throughout term time. All staff recognise their role in identifying needs of vulnerable children and their families need for Early Help.


Staff are clear that acting on hearsay is not appropriate. All staff will advise ‘concerned others’ to report their safeguarding concerns to Starting Point (the county’s single point access for safeguarding referrals). However, all reports of concern are logged on the school reporting system called ‘myconcern’ The Designated Safeguarding Leads monitor the entries logged on ‘myconcern’.


Where appropriate staff will assess the needs of a family and this may identify that an Early Help assessment is required.


Where there are immediate Safeguarding concerns it will be taken to Starting Point following consultation with the Designated Safeguarding Leads in school.


Click here to view our Early Help offer. If you would like to speak to someone in school about your concerns then please contact Mrs Hallsworth or Miss Clutterbuck. 
If you believe that any child is in danger ring Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190 choosing the option for urgent child protection or contact the police.
 Click on the relevant link to find more information including contact details.
Mental Health and Well Being
Parent Referral form for Changing Lives - Action for Children
Keeping Children Safe
We understand that sometimes being a single parent can be challenging and it can be unclear where help and advice can be found. Gingerbread is a free service which can be used by single Mums and dads offering practical support and advice. See the link below for further information.