Accessing the right level of support early on. All children and young people deserve the best possible start in life. They need to be cared for, protected from harm and supported in their development. Sometimes a child or young person needs some extra support to reach their full potential. They are vulnerable due to their individual needs or pressures within their own family, peers and wider community. Sometimes parents realise there is a problem but struggle to know how to get help.
In Wiltshire, there are many services available to help meet children’s needs. Early help can provide support before difficulties reach crisis point.
If you think your child needs further support, talk to someone who works with them, maybe at School, the Health Visitor or Children’s Centre. They will discuss with you whether a referral should be made to a service that could help.
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If you think a child or young person is at risk of significant harm, neglect, or is injured, contact the Children’s Social Care Team on 01380 826200 (out of hours 0845 6070 888) or if there is immediate danger phone the police or emergency services on 999.
Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board
Keeping your child safe PDF