Support for parents and children in Cornwall...
Early Health Hub
What is the Early Help Hub?
The ‘front door’ to Early Help services led by Cornwall Council and Cornwall Foundation Trust.
Staff within the Early Help Hub will decide whether the child / young person is eligible for support and which service is most appropriate. This is usually in discussion with the person making the request and / or young person / family.
Who is eligible for Early Help services?
Children and young people who are aged pre-birth to 18. If a young person has a special educational need or disability, who have a need for early help care and support, this is extended up to age 25.
Who can request Early Help services?
- Professionals, parents and young people can request early help.
- Parents/carers must have Parental Responsibility (PR) if requesting a service for a child.
- Young people must be old enough to consent for support themselves (aged 13 or above).
We also deliver an extensive programme of training and advice for other childcare professionals and those interested in becoming a volunteer.
Over the years the organisation has grown and there are now 5 full time and 5 part time staff members and a dedicated team of over 80 volunteers. We have increased our partnership working and relationships with other agencies, thus broadening the opportunities for Cornish children to receive optimum support.
If you have concerns regarding your Childs mental health and would like support or guidance please follow the link below where you will find contact details for support available in Cornwall:
If you have safeguarding concerns for a young person...
Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU)
If you have immediate concerns or are worried about a child or young person's safety please telephone the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116
Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU)
The MARU provides a multi-disciplinary response to concerns about the welfare or safety of a child or young person in line with statutory guidance from Our Safeguarding Children Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The multi-disciplinary team also provides advice and guidance to parents and professionals about the wide range of services available to children and families in Cornwall.
For further information on child protection and safeguarding, please visit: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/childrens-services/child-protection-and-safeguarding/
Who to contact
- 0300 1231 116
Your School Nurse is available to your child and family from when they start school until they transition into adult services. This means your School Nurse will be accessible and visible to children and young people through primary school to secondary school with the aim of promoting health and wellbeing of the school aged population. Your School Nurse will support your child with any health issues when transitioning into adult services.
You can find out more about what school nurses can do to support you and your family by visiting their website: School nursing - Cornwall Council