What is Early Help?

At Upton-upon-Severn CE Primary School we recognise the challenges that families face in bringing up children. Everyone needs help at some time in their lives and therefore an ethos of early help is important for any school. There may be times when you need extra help and support. If this is the case, please come and talk to us.

There are many ways in which we can help as outlined in our offer of early help. We can also help to plan specific support for families in the forms of Early Help Assessment where we can work together to set and achieve outcomes. Staff are aware of our schools offer of early help. Staff consider if there are any offers of early help that we can make, in order to help a child thrive.

Early help means providing support as soon as a problem appears, to stop it from getting worse. This could be of help at any point in a child’s life, from birth to the teenage years. If you feel you need support with any aspect of parenting, emotional support, financial support, housing or any other aspect which may impact on your children please contact the services below.

Worcestershire Children’s First Early Help

This is a comprehensive support service offered by the council to support families in all areas of life.


Worcester, Early Help Family Support

Team contact number: 01905 843339

Team email address: FamilySupportWorcester@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

Malvern, Early Help Family Support

Team contact number: 01905 843961

Team email address: FamilySupportMalvern@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

Emotional Health and Wellbeing:

For support around children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health, further advice and support is available via these services: 

Reach for Wellbeing: https://www.hacw.nhs.uk/reach4wellbeing/

Young Minds – https://youngminds.org.uk/

Healthy Minds – https://www.healthyminds.whct.nhs.uk/

Family Lives – https://www.familylives.org.uk/

Debt/Financial Management Services

For help and advice with financial matters:

The Money Advice Service  https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/

Citizens Advice – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Drug and Alcohol Support

Parents requiring support with drug and alcohol issues can receive support and advice from these services:

Cranstoun:      https://www.cranstoun.org/

Swanswell:      https://www.nhs.uk/services/service-directory/swanswell-alcohol-and-drug-recovery-service-worcester/N10876267


For support with housing, please contact Worcestershire County Council:


Food Banks:

Upton Baptist Church: https://malvernhills.foodbank.org.uk/2020/03/19/upton-upon-severn/


Employment and adult education:



Advocacy and Social Prescribing:


Specialist support Services:

Autism Support Services: https://www.autism.org.uk/directory/n/nas-worcestershire-branch

Dyslexia Support Services: http://hwda.org.uk/

Disability Support for Children: https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20502/disabilities/1653/social_care_support_for_children_with_disabilities

Contact Us

For Information on how to contact us see below:
Upton Upon Severn CofE (VC) Primary and Pre-School
School Lane

Phone: 01684 592259

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