What early help and support is available
Together with our partners, we provide a range of services to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of children, young people and families in Barnet.
For example, we can offer support if:
- you are concerned about your child's behaviour
- you would like support in developing parenting skills
- you are worried about your family finances
- you would like to improve your physical and mental health
- you or your child want to develop new friends and have new experiences
- you would like to improve family relationships
- you are experiencing domestic abuse or parental conflict
- you are concerned about your child’s involvement in crime or anti-social behaviour
- you are a carer or your child is a young carer
- you are worried about your child’s disability or special educational need
- you are concerned about the effects of drugs or alcohol on the family
- you need help or advice finding childcare.
We will work together with you and other professionals to ensure that you get the right service at the right time.
Barnet’s Local Advisory Group
The Barnet Advisory Groups within each locality have been put in place to promote partnership between local partners and agencies that are accessible to children, young people and their families within the borough.
Members meet quarterly to share information on the services that partners and agencies provide for users. This also gives the Advisory Group the opportunity to offer support, challenge and advise one another developing a better understanding of the needs within the local community, helping to shape the range of extensive services available.
The Advisory Group’s work alongside the Early Help Hubs within each locality to improve and encourage the co-ordination of multiagency interventions. They aim to improve the resilience, health and wellbeing for all children, young people and their families in their locality.
Regular reviews of each local community profile helps to assess the strengths within the community and identify gaps in services provided. Feedback from the Advisory Group meetings contribute to inspections by public sector regulatory bodies for example; local authority’s Ofsted inspections.
If you as a service user or rep from a local agency hold an interest in such matters please contact Kemi Ojuri from the Barnet 0-19 EH Team.