The whole point of early intervention is to support early. - It's about being proactive, and not reactive when families reach crisis point!
If you find yourself hitting a brick wall with any professionals, local authority, NHS, school please refer them to THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF A CHILD.
Specifically these articles
article 2 (non-discrimination) The Convention applies to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, sex, religion, language, abilities, or disabilities.
article 3 (best interests of the child)The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.
article 5 (parental guidance and a child’s evolving capacities) Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents and carers to provide guidance and direction to their children as they grow up so that they fully enjoy their rights.
article 6 (life, survival, and development)Every child has the right to life. Governments must do all they can to ensure that children survive and develop to their full potential.
article 12 (respect for the views of the child)Every child has the right to express their views, feelings, and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all times
article 13 (freedom of expression) Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
article 14 (freedom of thought, belief, and religion)Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practice their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their children as they grow up.
article 15 (freedom of association)Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organizations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.
article 18 (parental responsibilities and state assistance)Both parents share responsibility for bringing up their child and should always consider what is best for the child. Governments must support parents by creating support services for children and giving parents the help they need to raise their children.
article 23 (children with a disability)A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and, as far as possible, independence and to play an active part in the community. Governments must do all they can to support disabled children and their families.
article 28 (right to education)Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s dignity and their rights.
article 29 (goals of education)Education must develop every child’s personality, talents, and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
article 31 (leisure, play, and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.
article 37 (inhumane treatment and detention)Children must not suffer cruel or degrading treatment or punishment.
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