Early Help

Mother and daughter spending time together

Our Early Help service works closely with families in Sunderland to provide the right level of support at the right time.

We are here to support you with any concerns about your children, your family and your home circumstances. This might be about behaviour, problems at school, housing, debt, routines and boundaries, or other difficulties you're experiencing. 

Our support means families can make their own lives and find solutions to problems. Getting help early helps to prevent little concerns from becoming big concerns. 

Why use Early Help?

Being a parent or carer is one of the most important jobs there is but it is also one of the hardest. Parents and carers are key to giving children a happy, stable childhood. If one person in your family has a problem - it might be a child, young person or adult - then the whole family are often affected. If the whole family is supported, then it's more likely things will improve. 

How can I find out more?

  • Give us a call on 0191 561 4084
  • Send us a message
  • Talk to your health visitor, school or anyone currently working with your family
  • Download our Early Help guide from the downloads section below 

Early Help Feedback Form

We value feedback to help shape our Early Help services. If you're already accessing our Early Help services, please click here to access our feedback form and share your views.

Useful resources

ICON provides information for parents and carers about ways to cope with infant crying. For information visit www.iconcope.org or download ICON's information leaflet for parents and carers in the downloads section below.