Early Help in Liverpool

In Liverpool we have implemented a locality hub model creating multi-disciplinary teams at both our North and South Early Help Hubs. Each Hub consists of experienced social work team managers, consultant and therapeutic social workers, outreach workers, early help advisers, as well as other practitioners from across the partnership. In addition to providing direct support to families informed by robust assessment, analysis and planning, the hubs provide guidance, advice and support to front line practitioners. We have implemented a clear step down pathway from Children’s Social Care.

To support good practice, we have adopted and are implementing a strength-based approach – Signs of Safety and Wellbeing. Practitioners and parents look at the strengths within families, where there are concerns, and identify goals and actions to improve outcomes.  The process encourages collaborative working and transparency around each practitioner’s decision making.

For advice about EHAT when working with a family contact;

Early Help Hub – South

Telephone: 0151 233 4447

E-mail: EHLHsouth@liverpool.gcsx.gov.uk

Early Help Hub – North

Telephone: 0151 233 3637

E-mail: EHLHnorth@liverpool.gcsx.gov.uk