Official launch of Early Help Hub
Flintshire County Council was delighted to welcome Sally Holland, The
Children’s Commissioner for Wales to launch Flintshire’s Early Help Hub
This ground-breaking innovation was commissioned by the Flintshire Public
Service Board and is designed to deliver more timely, and co-ordinated, support
to families with greater needs. The launch celebrated the Hub’s achievements
to date sharing positive stories about how we have worked collectively to
support families with 2 or more ACE’s (Adverse Childhood Experiences).
Sally Holland said at the launch:
“For too long children and their families have been expected to fit into the
services on offer, rather than services responding to their needs.
“Flintshire County Council and its partners have started to respond more
flexibly to the needs of families, and working in a more joined-up way to make
sure people get the support they need when they need it, not when their
problems get ‘bad enough’ to qualify for help.
“I hope that children and their families will now get the right, early support
that they need.”
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor
Christine Jones, said:
“This is a really cutting edge approach to multi-agency partners working
together to support some of our most vulnerable families.
“The key aim is that organisations work together to ensure children, young
people and families have access to information and advice about relevant early
support. The Early Help Hub will support people to build their coping skills
and address any problems before these become entrenched.”
The Early Help Hub has a strong focus on organisations working together to
reach the children and families that would benefit from early help.
PHOTO: Flintshire County Council was delighted to welcome Sally Holland, The
Children’s Commissioner for Wales to launch Flintshire’s Early Help Hub in
Flint. Pictured: The Early Help Hub Partners