Early help and prevention

Find out about the Early Help and Prevention service that works with children and families 0 to 19 years (or 25 with SEND) across the whole of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

What is the Early Help and Prevention Service?

The early help and prevention service works with children and families 0 to 19 years (or 25 with special educational needs and disability (SEND) across the whole of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

What does the early help and prevention service do?

Our teams offer a range of activities and services for children, young people and their families offering the right help at the right time so that families are resilient, feel confident, safe, healthy and happy. Our services include the following:

  • Information and advice
  • Additional family support and services and activity sessions that are free and for all children and families
  • Intensive family support for families who may need additional support to get through a difficult time.

Children’s Centre services for children aged 0-5 years

Children’s Centres offer support from the moment you know you are expecting a baby to when your child starts school and works together with midwives and health visitors to provide support for you and your family.

Children’s Centres offer sessions from antenatal parent classes, infant massage, baby groups and play and learn sessions as well as family support. Children’s Centres have a What's On guide that gives you brief information about each session that is offered and when it is available and how to join in. Families can access sessions at any Children’s Centre all are free and inclusive for all parents/carers and children.

There is also a wealth of information available to help you enjoy raising your children, from finding out about your baby's first days, to helping them to start school, play ideas you can do at home and where to go for help if you are struggling, or just need to know a little more. We also have a Children’s Centre Facebook page where we send out useful tips and ideas and you are able to join in:

Facebook - East Riding Children's Centres (external website)

What’s on at East Riding Children's Centres (external website)

East Riding Children's Centres

Information for Children’s Centre during the pandemic (external council website)

Family support for children and young people aged 0-19 (25) years

Family support practitioners work with you and your family when you need a bit of help to get back to a point where you can manage. Our role is to help you find out what works best for your family by developing a trusting relationship with you and identifying with you what support you need to make the changes you want.

Emotional health and well-being service for young people aged 9-19 (25) years

This part of our service is for children and young people and focuses on increasing prevention and early help in schools and provides high-quality psychological therapies. Referrals for support are made directly by schools for young people and they are assessed to provide the right support this could be a one to one intervention by a child wellbeing worker or group sessions usually held in schools.

How do I access the early help and prevention service?

You can access us by phone or email.


Please phone us on (01482) 391700 for a consultation with one of our early help practitioners who will discuss your concerns and advise on the next steps you need to take. Early help practitioners are available Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm.


Please complete a request for service form and send to your nearest community hub.

EHP Request for Service Form (word 44kb)


Email: ehp.beverley@eastriding.gov.uk


Email: ehp.bridlington@eastriding.gov.uk


Email: ehp.goole@eastriding.gov.uk


Email: ehp.haltemprice@eastriding.gov.uk


Email: ehp.holderness@eastriding.gov.uk


Email: ehp.wolds@eastriding.gov.uk

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2020 Children's Centre Hub Areas

Who should I contact if I need urgent help/support or if I am worried about a child/young person?

If you need immediate advice you can contact the Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SAPH) to log your concern and receive advice.

Tel: (01482) 395500

Email: childrens.socialcare@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

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