Prevention and Early Help Service
Welcome to the Prevention and Early Help Service
The vision for Lancashire's Prevention and Early Help Strategy is to secure a county-wide approach within which all partners co-ordinate, prioritise and maximise their collective efforts to enable children, young people and families to achieve success, resist stress, manage change and uncertainty, and make safe decisions about their future. It provides a framework to support partners in reshaping existing services and working together more effectively, utilising existing resources in a more integrated way in order to secure better outcomes for families.
A key part of the new approach is that we are planning for the new service to operate based on thematic outcomes that apply across all ages ofchildren and young people and support their parents and families to improve their wellbeing and wherever possible to prevent the need for referrals to specialist services. The service offer for all age groups will be based around six key areas of outcomes:
- Improving Health
- Supporting Family Life
- Enabling Education
- Preparing for Work
- Reducing Crime
- Safeguarding the Vulnerable
In order to achieve this we are merging the memberships and functions of District based panels that provide strategic leadership and oversee the local delivery of the Prevention and Early Help Service. This service will be delivered through district co-ordinators, district panels and Local Management Groups. These processes will be underpinned through the core commissioning offer which can be accessed via a Request for Support.
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