Kyson Primary School

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Early Help Offer

At Kyson we work hard to support children and families, offering early help by providing support as soon as a problem emerges. This may include working in partnership with other agencies to ensure the right support is put in place. Our aim is always to ensure an issue does not escalate and children and families are supported in the best ways possible.

 Our early help offer is designed to respond to a wide range of issues. This could be from a need which only requires advice or guidance through to a child at immediate risk of harm.

 Any child may benefit from early help. Kyson staff are particularly alert to the potential need for early help for vulnerable children as identified in the ‘Working Together To Safeguard Children’ (2018) guidance.

 Kyson’s early help offer includes:

  • Full time SENDCo with no class responsibility who leads our early help support.
  • 3 Trained Designated Safeguarding leads that rotate the lead role yearly and work in partnership constantly. Safeguarding governor.
  • Nurture Group.
  • Induction sessions for children starting EYFS class, including visits to see children in other settings.
  • Lunchtime Play Leaders.
  • External agency support (Behaviour support, Bereavement Counselling, Child Specific Interventions, Family Network Meetings, Common Assessment Frameworks, Family Support Practitioners.
  • Open door policy – teacher’s pastoral guidance and support for families.
  • Academic interventions with teachers and support staff.
  • Mentoring and pupil support programmes.
  • Trained Autism champion.
  • NSPCC workshops.
  • Learning to keep safe in our PSHE curriculum.

Who might the school refer to?

Signposting: agencies the school might suggest as sources of further support

Children and Young People’s Services

The In Year Fair Access Panel

County Inclusive Support Service

Counselling services

School Nurse

Speech and Language Therapist

Educational Psychologist

Young Carers


Sendias – formerly known as parent partnership

Local Authority Family Services team

Educational Welfare Officer

Citizens Advice Bureau


Occupational Therapists


Children and Young People’s Services

Speech and Language Therapist

School Nurse

Young Carers

Freedom Project

Housing Associations

Food Bank

Sendias – formerly known as parent partnership

Children’s Centre

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service