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Early Help

Early Help SEND Local Offer

Our Early Help Service is available to children and their families and is made up of two types of services that combine in different ways to form Torbay’s Early Help offer.

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Early Help - Universal Offer

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Early Help Assessment

You will see by clicking on link, there are options for: MASH, Fostering, Professionals and Early Help.

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Monthly Housing and Cost Of Living Surgeries

Need advice with benefits, housing or finances?

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Parent & Carer Support and Advice Line

From 31st July, a Duty Family Support Worker will be available to provide support and advice on parenting

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Parenting and Play Coffee Morning

At our Parenting and Play Coffee Morning, you can expect warm and friendly support from our staff. Whether you’re a new parent navigating the early stages or an experienced one facing new challenges, we’re here for you! Our team can provide advice on topics such as:

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PEGS - Parental Education Growth Support

Email: hello@pegsupport.com or admin@pegsupport.comInstagram: @pegs_supportFacebook: PEGS-Child to Parent Abuse SupportTwitter: @PEGS-support

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Strengthening Parents Programme

Free support for military parents.

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Stronger Relationships courses

Would you like to reduce the arguments and disagreements in your family and cope better with stress? Would you like to enhance your relationship with your current partner, or improve communication with your ex or the other people helping to raise your children?

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Young People Wellbeing Drop-Ins

Further information can be obtained from the Children's Society web page

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Youth Homeless Prevention team

The Youth Homeless Prevention team provide support to 16- and 17-year-olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as part of the Early Help approach at Torbay Council.

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Solihull online courses

These award winning courses are for you, as a parent (although grandparents like these courses too!). No-one gave you a manual about how to enjoy being a parent or how to be the best parent you can be. But there are a few things that can really make a difference. These courses are all about you and your child. To find out more about the courses, like to in our place. They are free to anyone living in Torbay, Devon, Plymouth and Cornwall. Just enter the access code TAMAR

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Family Group Conference

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All families argue…but what’s the impact on your children? Reducing parental conflict

Find information, advice, videos and more here. 

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Early Help - Targeted Offer

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Early Help Assessment

You will see by clicking on link, there are options for: MASH, Fostering, Professionals and Early Help.

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Early Help Multi Agency Panel

Meeting every Wednesday between 1pm-5pm

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Family Intervention Team (FIT) for Early Help SEND Local Offer

The Family Intervention Team offer focused family support to families with complex needs through targeted support. We work flexibly and creatively with parents and their children in their homes and in groups, to increase the skills, confidence and abilities of all family members to live their daily lives in a positive and safe way.Key areas of work:• To offer emotional and practical support to parents and their families, in their own homes and in the community.• To offer a whole family / family centred restorative approach to families with emerging and complex needs within a preventative approach.• We attend meetings, groups and deliver training as requested.• Develop and build a trusting relationship with the children, young people and parents to help alleviate or break their social isolation and increase capacity and resilience.• Provide advice and support to families and professionals linking with community resources.• Communicate and foster positive relationship with our agency partners to ensure best interests of the child and family.

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Supporting families SEND Local Offer

The Supporting Families Programme is a Government funded initiative that has been running since 2015.

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What is Supporting Families?

The Supporting Families Programme is based on the principle of a whole family approach, providing support to all members of the family, including children, parents and grandparents. The programme’s holistic approach helps families to address and overcome multiple challenges they might be facing relating to unemployment, housing, education and health.Find out more here

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Team Around the Family (TAF)

A family’s needs could be anything from an educational issue for one child, a health difficulty, financial issues and perhaps housing, which require more than one professional’s expertise. Through working with a TAF, support needs and difficulties can be addressed together to avoid things escalating.

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Reducing Parental Conflict

Reducing Parental Conflict, information for parents

Links to videos and resources for parents:

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RPC Toolkit

The aim of this toolkit is to help improve parental relationships whether people are parenting together or separated to help improve the lives of children.

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Separating Better - digital support for separating parents

Are you a parent going through separation? Separating better is a brand-new mobile app, which can help guide you through the separation process, find effective ways of co-parenting, and sort out disagreements, all with the wellbeing of your child in mind.

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parents fighting and child crying

All families argue…but what’s the impact on your children? Reducing parental conflict

Find information, advice, videos and more here. 

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