Apply for OR reconfirm your 30 hours eligibility code to receive 30 hours free childcare | See the government’s latest advice (external link) about childcare costs during COVID-19.

Early Help Service

We aim to take action as early as possible when problems are identified within a family, providing the right support at the right time. We are also committed to working with families to develop strategies that make them stronger in the long term. 

Family support services

For families affected by multiple issues where children aged 0-19 are present.

Services for young people

For young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 if they have additional support needs).

Children's Centres

For children aged 0-5 and their families.

Youth Justice

For children aged 10 to 18 who are at risk of, or involved in offending behaviour.

Family support services

For families affected by multiple issues where children aged 0-19 are present

Family supportSupport offered:

  • Targeted support for families affected by multiple issues (i.e. housing, domestic abuse, neglect, mental health, substance misuse)
  • Working with families to complete child and family wellbeing assessments, building on strengths and strategies families can use in the future
  • 'Team Around the Family' meetings, working with other professionals to support you
  • Plans to ensure family progress and help develop wellbeing
  • Regular visits 
  • Parenting programmes including 'Caring dads'
  • Early Help panel - professionals who meet to create bespoke packages of support

How to access Family support services

Contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH):

See also:

Back to top


Services for young people

For young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 if they have additional support needs)

Diverse group of teenagers smilingThere are various programmes and services to support young people in Haringey:

  • Bruce Grove Youth Space: the centre offers a wide range of informal learning opportunities to enable young people to feel safe, to develop as individuals and to participate, and contribute, as valued members of our community.
  • Tailored one to one support for young people.
  • Project Future - Mind in Haringey (external link): Community-based and youth-led, mental health and wellbeing service situated in Haringey.
  • Young carers: Regular group activities for young carers aged 11-18.
    • Where: Bruce Grove Youth Space and Alexandra Palace
    • When: Monday and Thursday, 5pm – 7pm
  • Contextual Safeguarding team: working with young people and their families where it is identified that there are early indicators that a young person is at risk of exploitation.
  • Prevention team: supporting young people at risk of becoming involved in the youth justice system - including out of court disposals (OOCDs).

How to access services for young people

To find out more about the services listed above:

Back to top


Children's Centres

For children aged 0-5 and their families

Smiling child at playgroundA Children's Centre brings together a range of services for children under five and their families such as family support, health and education.

It includes good quality childcare, information and support across the local community. The idea is to make services easy to use and to give children the best start in life.

There are 9 Children's Centres in Haringey, and 3 of these are managed directly by the council: Triangle, Park Lane and Woodside. 

For more information on the services on offer and how to get involved, please visit our Children's Centres webpages.

Back to top


Youth Justice

For children aged 10 to 18 who are at risk of, or involved in offending behaviour

Teenager walking alone on empty streetWe provide bespoke and targeted support to young people who have offended or are at risk of offending across the borough.

We aim to help young people to stop offending by: 

  • helping them to take responsibility for their actions
  • supporting them in spending their time in positive ways and by looking at why young people are getting into trouble

For more information and to access this kind of support, visit our dedicated Youth Offending Service (YOS) webpage.

Back to top


 

Page last updated:

October 8, 2021