The Local Government Association has issued its final report on the key enablers of and barriers to developing and sustaining an effective local early help offer.
Based on in-depth engagement with eight local areas selected on the basis of interesting or innovative practice in the area of early help, the research looked at how these local areas have constructed their early help offers; how these have evolved over time; the key enablers that have supported the creation of an effective offer; and the future challenges that local areas are addressing.
The report identifies the following key enablers all eight local authorities had in place:
With the following four themes recurring consistently across all eight areas:
The research also indicated that an areas capacity to adapt their early help offers and evolve in response to feedback and information about their performance contributed to their effectiveness.
In total, the report identifies 16 enablers for success across the following four themes:
The full report can be found here