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Who are these services for and why might you need them?

  • These services are for children and young people up to the age of 25 and their families who may need additional support.
  • The aim is for families to get help as early as possible, so things do not get worse - and, with the right help at the right time, things actually improve. It might mean accessing services yourself or professionals working with you and your family.

What does it include?

Support for lots of things, including, parenting, education, employment, anti-social behaviour, healthy living and emotional wellbeing.

The support can be provided at lots of different places and by different people including:

How do I access it?

Click on the links below to find services and their details.

Camden's Early Help Strategy

Camden has an early help strategy, you can read it here

If you still need additional support

Talk to a professional who knows your family already. This could be:

  • Someone at school (for example a teacher or a school nurse)
  • A health visitor
  • A youth worker
  • Staff at a children’s centre
  • Your GP or other health worker

This person will be able to talk to you about what additional support you may need and help you find the right support as early as possible.

If it’s a bit more complicated, with your permission, they can complete an Early Help assessment. This leaflet tells you more.

More information and contact details

  • If you still have questions, you can contact the Children and Families Contact Team by calling 020 7974 3317

For professionals

  • Direct referrals to agencies and services listed above can be made if suitable to the child or young person's needs.
  • If you would like to share information with a young person or family, you can signpost them to this webpage or direct them to the Early Help leaflet
  • For early help and safeguarding advice, information and support for children and young people who are vulnerable and at risk you can contact the Children & Families Contact Team. The team provides access to the right help at the right time, as well as supporting professionals to work in an integrated way with children, young people and their families.

Children & Families Contact Team:

Phone: 020 7974 3317 (out of hours 020 7974 4444)



  • If you believe a child is in immediate danger you should call the police on 999
  • If you are worried about a child or young person, please contact the Children & Families Contact Team on 020 7974 3317 or
  • If you do not feel comfortable about telling us, or you are not sure if you are right, you can also speak to a teacher, health visitor, doctor or the NSPCCThe most important thing is to tell someone who can help.
  • If you are concerned your child is being sexually expoited, there are some key signs you can look out for. To find out more, as well as how to report your concerns, click here.
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