Early Help

At Dallimore Primary and Nursery School we have the pupils and families at the forefront of our minds and work hard to provide Early Help to our school community.  From October 2019 we are providing Early Help through school.  We work alongside a variety of agencies and are providing support through the school setting.

As part of our Early Help offer, the school is using the Thrive Approach and have licensed practitioners throughout school who deliver this provision to the children and their families.

Early Help services aim to both provide advice and/or intervene where there is evidence of emerging needs with the objective of preventing escalation to higher level services.

PLEASE NOTE: Over the school holidays sign posting for other early help support is available on our school website (see below). 

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or you require urgent help or advice Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.  


Early help is a way of getting extra support when you or your family needs it, but getting it as soon as the difficulties start, rather than waiting until things get worse.

It’s for children and young people of any age. Help can come from all kinds of services and organisations who work together to support your family. You might be using some of these services already, but we want to make sure they are providing the right support for you and your family’s needs.


It could be that you’re worried about your child’s health, development or behaviour, or perhaps because you are caring for a disabled child. Maybe your child is affected by domestic abuse, drugs or alcohol. Perhaps your child is a carer for other people.

For a little more information about what Early Help is or a full list of services to support children and families click the links below.

Support for children and families PDF

If you think might need some Early Help or would like some advice or support with something at home or at school then please contact:

Mrs R Crowther: Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead


Mrs K Smith: Deputy Headteacher/ Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Early Years/ KS1 SENCO


For more information about the Early Help we can offer you click on the link below.

Dallimore Early Help Offer
Brief overview

Click on the links below for information about these specific services available to you in Derbyshire

Mental Health for children
Derbyshire Safeguarding
Derbyshire Directory of organisations
DIAS- Support for parents with SEND
Domestic Abuse
Drugs and Alcohol
Online Safety
Young Carers