Shropshire Council

Early Help practitioner survey 2017

  • Period: 17 March 2017 - 13 April 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • Topics: Children's services, Education, Health and wellbeing
  • Type: Public

Early help means taking action to support a child, young person or their family as soon as a problem emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child's life, from pre-birth to adulthood, and applies to any problem or need that the family can't deal with alone.

Shropshire Council works closely with a range of partners to provide early help advice and support to young people and parents.

Working in partnership is key to the early help approach. Understanding the experiences of early help practitioners from all services is essential in order to understand the effectiveness of the support on offer and to help us to develop our services.

The annual early help practitioners’ survey is open to all who provide early help. Whether you work in education, health, social care, the voluntary/community sector or another type of organisation your feedback is really important.

This is the third year that the survey has been carried out.

Your views and suggestions will help to inform service design and changes that will assist practitioners, but that will also benefit those children and families who will receive early help support.

It will take around 15 minutes to complete.

If you would like to speak to someone about the survey questions or have any problems completing the survey please email

We’re keen that all those working to deliver early help have the chance to complete the survey – please help by passing the survey link to your colleagues.

Further information

Whether you're an early help professional, a concerned parent or a young person looking for advice, you'll find all the information you need on the early help pages on our website.

The report that was produced as a result of this consultation has now been published on our website.

Use the green button below to access the online survey.

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Data protection

Information collected in our surveys will only be used by us (Shropshire Council) to inform the immediate and future provision of our services. The information you provide will be kept confidential in accordance with our Privacy Policy. It will not be shared outside of Shropshire Council. Information collected via our online surveys (hosted on the Surveymonkey website) will be stored on SurveyMonkey’s servers in the United States of America and SurveyMonkey gives an undertaking never to disclose the survey questions or your responses to others without permission.