What is the key to providing effective early help and support to children, young people and families in 2019 and beyond?

Amid high-profile rises in knife crime, youth homelessness, and care referrals, the case for investing in early help services has never been so important.

CYP Now has assembled some of the finest speakers for our 7th annual national Early Help conference, taking place on Wednesday 25th September 2019 in central London.

Join experts and leading practitioners from across the sector and gain practical insights to help you commission and provide services that have a genuine impact for children, young people and families.

The conference will feature keynote talks, case studies and practice seminars providing key insights on:

  • Delivering a coherent, effective early help offer amid rising social need and reduced budgets

  • Overcoming the challenges in making an evidence-based case for investment in early help

  • Using the principles of the Troubled Families programme to transform relationships between families and practitioners

  • Tackling serious youth violence and gang involvement through a trauma-informed approach

  • Alleviating and preventing youth homelessness through mediation, empowering practitioners and young people in the process

  • The role of partner agencies in delivering early help, including public health and the police

  • Delivering early intervention and trauma-informed practice in a school setting

  • Addressing parental substance misuse through problem-solving mediation

  • Supporting parents to address children’s speech and language needs

  • Understanding relational activism in early help – thinking differently about who helps and what helps


The conference is designed for:

  • Managers, directors and practitioners across children and young people’s services
  • Commissioners of services
  • Early help teams
  • Charity chief executives and directors
  • Policy makers and officers
  • Early support co-ordinators
  • Troubled families teams
  • Public health professionals
  • Health and wellbeing boards
  • Children’s centre managers
  • Health visitors
  • CAMHS professionals
  • Quality and performance managers
  • Heads of strategy
  • Heads of evaluation and evidence
  • The academic community

What delegates have said about our previous Early Help conferences:

“Very informative conference pitched not only at the current challenges of early help but what the future holds too… it is really refreshing to attend a conference that not only informs by gives real solutions to the challenges we all face in achieving early help.”

“The speakers were all really engaging and easy to listen to. Very thought provoking and inspiring.”

“An inspirational day that has been refreshingly positive in such a challenging climate. Plenty of ideas and information to digest and adapt to individual settings and locations. Helps to structures ideas and plans.”