Early Help Assessment and guidance
What is an Early Help Assessment (EHA)?
The Early Help Assessment is a tool to assist any professional who is working with children, young people and families. It should be used where there are emerging welfare or well-being concerns. This is NOT a referral form but gives a framework to consider whilst working with a child or family.
It is not compulsory to use the Early Help Assessment but if at a later date you wish to refer the child or young person onto statutory services, there will be an expectation that you have completed this form
What is our Whole Family Process?
- complete an Early Help Assessment with family, including a family action plan
- set dates for review
- send the form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org remember to retain a copy
- an email acknowledgement will be sent and a family reference number issued
- deliver package of Whole Family Support and review the plan
- if support is needed for other areas, actively signpost to other appropriate private service for example Adult Learning, DWP, community support
- close the plan and complete the closing summary form
- send the form via email to email@example.com remember to retain a copy