1. Family hubs
  2. Professionals
  3. Supporting families with complex needs

Supporting families with complex needs

The Early Help Keywork Service supports families with many or complex needs. These may include: 

  • the parent, carer or child’s mental health
  • domestic abuse
  • drug or alcohol misuse
  • housing or homelessness
  • poor school attendance
  • parenting a child with special needs
  • the loss of a loved one

A keyworker will build a relationship with the family and support them for 6 months. Together, they will create an action plan to help the family achieve long-term positive change.

How to refer a family

To refer a family for keywork support, you can either:

If a child is at risk of immediate harm, phone 01323 464 222 before completing your referral.