Information for parents and families can be found on our accessing support,  child protection or Child and Family Centres pages. This page is aimed at professionals and agencies, although parents and families may find this detailed information useful. 

Early Help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years.

Early Help may be provided from universal services by providing advice and information or support to a family. Early Help may also be provided by targeted services and be delivered through a more structured and planned approach in response to the family’s needs – for Cambridgeshire County Council this is through our District Early Help Teams working with children and families from 0-19 (25 if there are special educational needs).