The person you trust in your life will talk with you about the problems you’re experiencing. They will ask what help and support you think you might need. This is called a Family Early Support Conversation.
A Family Early Support Conversation is nothing to be worried about. It’s just a conversation to work out how to help you stop small problems turning into big problems. You can talk about things that are going well and things that you’re proud of as well as things that you’re finding a challenge.
This person will also talk with your child or children in your family to make sure they understand how they are feeling and anything they think they might want some help with.
Together you’ll agree what to write down so there is a record of what you talked about.
What happens next will be different for every family. You might make a plan with the person you spoke with to sort out the problems. You might want to meet with other people who might be able to help. This is called a team around the family meeting. Or you might want to get a service (like a Family Hub or Early Help & Prevention) to give you the help you feel you need.
These are just examples. You have control over what happens next and can say what you want.
If you decide you’d like some help, the person you talked with will ask if they can share details of your conversation. You need to be happy with this and give your permission. This is to make sure the people who will be supporting you are able to do a good job for you and understand the journey you and your family have been on.