Early Help Partnership

The Early Help Partnership is facilitated by SCVO and is a network of cross-sector agencies/organisations that work with, and support children, young people and families across the borough.

The aim of the Early Help Partnership is to ensure that families, communities, universal and targeted services will all work together more effectively and efficiently, to help meet the needs of children and families by offering the right support, in the right place, at the right time.

The Partnership

  • Crosses all sectors: membership is free and open to any school and local organisation supporting children and families in Sandwell. Currently close to 140 members.
  • Can include … advice and advocacy groups, sports clubs, Children’s Centres, antenatal & health visits, pre-schools, uniformed groups, summer clubs, ‘stay and play’, parenting classes, arts and culture, youth groups, family support, mentoring, health awareness and advice, budgeting support, life skills etc.
  • Member organisations sign up to basic commitment and opt for one of four levels: Gold, Silver, Bronze or Active Communities

Full details can be found here: https://bit.ly/3NEnbhf


How does the Partnership work?

  • Themed yearly events e.g. Emotional Wellbeing offer for children and young people, Food and Finance, Multi Agency Working along with networking opportunities at town level where we explore challenges/gaps/showcase what works well
  • Information sharing through e-bulletins (sign up available to all)
  • Sandwell Family Life: www.sandwellfamilylife.info lists over 650 activities that are universal and accessible to all. Postcards, pens, banners, short promo video available – if you would like help spread the word about SFL to parents/carers, please contact Angel and to arrange delivery of promo bits…. or feel free to add the link/video to SFL on your school’s website or on socials!
  • Early Help Website: www.sandwellearlyhelp.info lists articles of interest, training opportunities, news stories and a targeted support offer


For further information, please contact: Angel Lakha, Early Help Partnership Co-ordinator on 07587 136072/email: earlyhelp@scvo.info