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Early Help

Horsell Junior School's Early Help Offer

'Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.' Psalm 127:3 

From time to time, we all go through situations which are difficult to cope with; for instance, managing children’s anxieties or behaviour, bereavement, financial difficulties, mental health or physical health. During these times, we need help and advice and from the right service.  An  Early Help Assessment Offer  gives parents and carers a framework for finding the right support. 

If you would like some support, our Assistant Head, Mr Stevenson, is here to help you find the right agency to support you. He will work with you through either completing an Early Help Assessment form with you, signposting you directly to agencies or services that can help, or help you directly through school.  

We will look for individual tailored support that best meets the needs of individual situations. 

If you would like support or advice, please contact Mr Stevenson by calling our school number or emailing:

In Surrey, there are many different services, organisations and agencies that offer Early Help to families. The Family Information Service (FIS) provide parents and carers with direct access to many of these services. Here is the link to the Family Information Service:

And the Family Information Service Directory:  

For more information about Surrey’s Early Help Strategy, please Click here for Surrey's Strategy for Helping Families Early 

Surrey Young Carers

What is a young carer?

If you're under 18 years old and look after someone who has a long-term illness, disability, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem, then you're a young carer.

You might be doing things like making meals or washing clothes. Or maybe you help your mum get washed and dressed in the morning. You may be looking after other children or perhaps your brother or sister is the person in your family needing extra care. Young carers very often provide emotional support as well.

Sometimes doing all this might make you feel lonely, but it's important to remember you're not alone - there are an estimated 14,000 young carers in Surrey.

There is also a lot of support out there for you to help you manage all the things you have going on.

Where can I find help if I need it?

  • Surrey Young Carers supports young carers in lots of different ways. They can give you someone to talk to and run loads of events to help you have some fun away from caring. They also have lots of opportunities to speak to other young carers who might have similar experiences to you
  • Talk to the User Voice and Participation Team! They know lots of young carers and they often go along to some friendly groups where you can hang out with other young carers and have a bit of a break. Drop us them line to find out more about these groups
  • It's important to let your GP know that you are looking after someone. They can help with all sorts of things like offering you appointments to suit your timetable and free flu jabs.
  • Speak to someone you trust at school (the office or Mr Stevenson are best placed to help) - Once they understand your situation they will be better able to support you. Our school has a Young Carers club.
  • Get a carer's assessment. This is a way to tell the council about the care you give to make sure you're getting the right help for you and your family. For further information contact Children's Services.