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On this page you will find information about the Early Help and Prevention Service for professionals. There is also a list of resources in the documents section. Read more about the service on the Early Help and Prevention page.
You can access support from The Early Help and Prevention Service by sending an Inter-Agency Contact Form with or without an Early Help Assessment to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) at MASH@secure.portsmouthcc.gov.uk for a decision around whether an Early Help response or Children and Families Services response is required.
MASH will forward the referral to the Early Help and Prevention team and they will inform the referrer of the outcome within 24 hours of receiving the information.
Request for additional help around single issues such as addiction problems, healthy weight, smoking cessation etc can be made directly to the Early Help and Prevention inbox: EarlySupportReferralPanel@Secure.Portsmouthcc.gov.uk.
Tier 2 co-ordinators work in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Early Help Team to help when cases are assessed as meeting a Tier 2 threshold. The co-ordinators will assist in identifying support needs with the family and act as a critical friend to guide the professional network in undertaking a plan of support including Early Help Assessments (EHA), meetings and effective family plans. Tier 2 co-ordinators support Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board training in Early Help procedures and advise professionals in the city about procedures, local support services and facilities that may be available for a family. Co-ordinators can be reached on the numbers below:
North Locality - Denise HooperMob: 07824525176 Tel: 023 9243 7633Email: Denise.Hooper@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Central Locality - TBC
South Locality - TBC
The following people can be contacted with any questions or concerns:
Head of integrated Early Help and Prevention
Kate SlaterTel: 07720 947345Email: Kate.Slater@Solent.nhs.uk
Operational managers (0-5 years)
Lorraine Fenner (North & South) Tel: 07770 703844Email: Lorraine.Fenner@Solent.nhs.uk
Karin Downer (Central)Tel: 07825 754466Email: Karin.email@example.com
Carol Stevens (ECHO) Tel: 07393 006045Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Help and Prevention locality managers
Anthony Harper (North)Tel: 07930 505998Email: Anthony.Harper@Portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Gill Noble (Central & South)Tel: 07951 497340Email: Gill.Noble@Portsmouthcc.gov.uk
Behaviour Management Guide for Professionals
Central locality meeting dates (operational and network)
Children and Young People's Mental Health Guide
Chronic non-attendance flow chart
Completing an Early Help Assessment
Integrated continence promotion pathway for health visiting, school nursing & specialist services 0-19 years
LGBTQ Allocation Process
LGBTQ Contact for individual support
Portsmouth Family Hubs operational working agreement
Portsmouth Parent and Carer Board
Referral Pathway into Early Help and Prevention Service
Request process for delivery of activities in family hubs in Portsmouth
Substance Misuse Pathway for Early Help and Prevention Team
Young Persons Substance Misuse Transition Pathway to Adult Services