Early Help

A picture of a rainbow with a storm cloud on one end and a cloud and sun on the otherEarly Help involves services working together for children, young people and their families, who would benefit from extra support:

  • Keeping children, young people and their families safe from harm
  • Helping children, young people and their families to overcome difficulties
  • Supporting children, young people and their families to and be happy
  • Making sure families can support themselves.





Comments from parents and carers

"My Early Help Worker has gone above and beyond to help me and my child with regular contact and help. Nothing has been too much trouble and all my questions have been answered".

"Our family has better communication and coping strategies; this has had a positive outcome for us all at home. The children are better behaved, happier and loving the praise".

"I feel I have got an understanding of how domestic abuse can impact my child, me and my partner are working together with less conflict".

Comments from children and young people

"Helped to make stuff easier with me and my mum".

"It's helped with my sleep, mental health and referrals to help me more".

"I feel like it has helped me feel confident about talking to people and made me more confident about myself".

Help with Parenting


Parenting Programmes

St Helens Early Help and Family Hub Service offer a wide range of parenting courses for parents and carers. These include: 

  • Triple P Baby (0-12 months)
  • Triple P Stepping Stones (children with additional support needs). 
  • Triple P Teen (12-16 years)
  • Triple P Enhanced
  • Triple P Transitions
  • Invest in Play 

To learn more about parenting courses or to speak to one of our programme workers please contact: 

Parenting Team: 01744 676543 / 01744 673420 

Alternatively, you can email us at: parentingteam@sthelens.gov.uk 

Referral forms are available for parents/carers on request from the parent team

Hot Topic Parenting Page: 

Families in Harmony

Domestic Abuse Support 

D.A.R.T (Domestive Abuse Recovering Together) is a 10 - week NSPCC programme for mothers and children. The programme is 2 hours per week in term time. During the weekly sessions, mothers and children participate in a range of activities designed to strengthen their relationship, promote communication about abuse and support one another through recovery. The abuser has to have left the family home, but can still have contact with the children for the mother to attend this group.

Gateway is an 8-week programme for women victims of domestic abuse. It is a safe and confidential group for 2 hours every week. Women can attend the group if they have left or are still in the relationship. It is a therapeutic programme that empowers women to recover from abuse. It is delivered by trained facilitators and focuses on the non-abusive partner's experiences whilst in an abusive and controlling relationship. 

To access either of these programmes a referral is required. You can self-refer, ask your school, or any support worker/social worker to refer you. Please contact the parenting team for referral forms:

Parenting Team: 01744 676543 / 01744 67342

Alternatively, you can email us at: parentingteam@sthelens.gov.uk 

Triple P Enhanced (PDF) [427KB]   Triple P Stepping Stones (Word doc) [847KB]   Triple P Teen (Word doc) [652KB]   Triple P Transitions (PDF) [475KB]   Families In Harmony (Word doc) [120KB]



The purpose of the Local Offer is to enable parents and young people to see more clearly what services are available for children with special educational needs and disabilities in their area, and how to access them.

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