Skip to content
Local Area Teams2

Early Help and Local Area Teams

Early Help aims to support practitioners working together to improve outcomes for children and young people. It involves the use of common tools, processes and language (such as Common or Early Help Assessment, Information Sharing, YorOK Child Index/eTrak, Lead Practitioner).

Local Area Teams

The Local Area Teams provide advice about how you can help vulnerable children, young people and families through Early Help.

Who works in the Local Area Teams?

Find out more about who you might meet in the Local Area Teams and their roles.

Early Help Strategy

The Early Help Strategy outlines our ambition for early help services for children and families, and the principles that guide us.

Early Help Training

Find out about the range of Early Help training courses offered by the Local Area Team.

Family Early Help Assessment (FEHA)

A FEHA is a way of gathering information about children,young people and families in one place and using that information to help decide what type of support is needed.

Family Focus

The Family Focus Programme promotes a whole family approach for families with complex and multiple needs.


A guide to help you decide what level of concern you have about a child or young person. Refer to the CYSCP Threshold document pdf


Information Sharing

Guidance on information sharing and how effective communication between practitioners will lead to better outcomes for children and young people.


Find out how we commission services including parenting support and courses, to support families


Information on how parenting programmes are developed for families in York.