Early Help Team
We are a team of dedicated and skilled Early Help Key Workers based at locations across our Esteem academies. We are commissioned by Esteem Multi-Academy Trust; and while safeguarding is at the core of our provision, we are not a safeguarding and child protection service. We only work with families and young people who have consented to the referral ensuring that positive changes are made with them and not to, or for them.
We offer our young people and their families solution focused support to overcome challenges and hurdles. This support can be family or community based or 1:1 young people’s sessions. We understand the challenging role of a parent or carer trying to balance supporting young people with managing the everyday demands of being an adult!
We use a holistic and flexible approach to empower families and young people to be increasingly self-sufficient. We will work collaboratively with our education colleagues and those from specialist services to ensure the right service at the right time.
We are trained to deliver HOPE, a project that delivers positive outcomes for young people that have an emotional need for support. This service is well established across schools in Staffordshire and we are really pleased to be introducing it to our Esteem academies.
We can accept referrals from our Esteem colleagues, parents and carers, young people and other professionals. We hold panel meetings to determine that we are the correct service and allocate to the most appropriate Early Help Key Worker. The panel is made up of our team and representatives from education and health services; this ensures consistency and multi agency decision making. If we are not the right service to help, we will endeavour to find the one who is!
The FASST team website can found here
If you wish to make a referral, please complete the Early Help Form.
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