East Cambridgeshire District Early Help Team

Provided by:
Cambridgeshire County Council

Supporting families across Cambridgeshire, district teams are made up of staff from a range of disciplines. Each team work together to support families to reach agreed outcomes and to meet the identified needs of a child or young person.

  • Child and Family Centres – offer groups, events, activities, courses and support for families with children aged 0-19 across the county. Child and Family Centre staff offer a wide range of services and support for families from pregnancy to the teenage years..
  • Family Work - working with families through one to one interventions, parenting programmes and group work activities to build confidence and develop strategies to effect change in children’s lives.
  • Young People’s Service – will provide a mixture of individual and group interventions with young people to improve outcomes, reduce risk of being 'not in education, employment or training' (NEET) and build resilience.
  • Senior Transition Advisors / Transition Advisors - provide targeted information, advice, guidance and support to vulnerable young people at risk of becoming NEET.

In addition teams have access to the following roles:

  • Youth Offending Service prevention officers
  • Youth Offending Service Transition Advisors

New referrals should go through the Early Help Hub. (See contact details)

The manager of East Cambs District Team is: Jill Buckingham T: 01223 507166.
The Early Help Team email is - Districtearlyhelpteam.eastcambs@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Eligibility

Parents and families

Child and Family Centres are available for parents and families with children aged 0-25.

Sometimes children, young people, adults and families need additional or more targeted support. We use the Early Help Assessment to assess the needs of your family and make sure you get the help you need as quickly as possible. The process is voluntary, you can choose whether to be involved and you can withdraw from the process at any time.

To find out more about the Early Help Assessment you can speak to the person who suggested it, another professional who knows you and your family, or contact the Early Help Hub: early.helphub@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or call: 01480 376 666 (office hours).

Referral

Professionals

The Integrated Front Door is the term used to cover the services that work across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to manage the referrals received in respect of children and young people. It includes the MASH, the Emergency Duty Teams (Adults and Children) and the Missing Exploited and Trafficked Hub and the Early Help Hub.

The Early Help Hub is where access to targeted early help services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is coordinated. This could lead to support from the District Early Help Teams.

  • Cost: free
  • Type: Local Authority Service

Last updated on: 07 May 2020

Report incorrect information

Area Covered: