Clowne Infant & Nursery School

‘We take our children on a journey of discovery, giving them aspirations and engaging them in lifelong learning’


Early Help Assessment

Early Help Assessment


Working Together to Provide Early Help


We are pleased to be able to offer this support as an intervention in our school for all of our children.

Early help is about agencies working together to prevent escalation of need by intervening at the right time with the right level of service.

It aims to prevent or reduce the need for specialist interventions such as child protection and intensive physical and mental health services. Mrs Nicola Cross is school's Family Support Worker and she is responsible for school's Early Help Assessments.


Our Approach


All the agencies that work alongside Clowne Infant & Nursery School: hospitals, school nurses, other schools, police, education, social care, voluntary groups and others - are committed to improving the lives of children and young people in our Community.

By working together and sharing information, we can ensure the best outcomes for all of our children so that, whatever their background or circumstances, they'll have the support they need to:


  • Be healthy - enjoy good physical and mental health and live a healthy lifestyle
  • Stay safe - be protected from harm and neglect
  • Enjoy and achieve - get the most out of life and develop the skills for adulthood
  • Be an active citizen - be involved with their community and society
  • Earn a good living - be able to reach their full potential in life.


At the heart of this multi-agency approach and delivering early help to families is integrated working. It brings together people from different areas of the workforce in a coordinated way and helps to provide a more holistic, wrap around package of support to those who need it, at an early stage when interventions are most important.


If you would like any additional advice or support, in confidence, please contact a member of our safeguarding team:

  • Headteacher - Mrs Susie Kirby
  • Deputy Headteacher - Mrs Carolyn Galley
  • SENDCO - Mrs Laura Barnett
  • Family Support Worker - Mrs Nicola Cross