Early Help Assessment
This starts with an Early Help conversation. You’ll chat with an Early Help Lead in school or Local authority worker about what’s going well and what’s not going well for you and your family, and they will let you know what sort of help is available.
This conversation might lead to an Early Help Assessment (EHA). This is how we get a full picture about the whole family. We use it to help you see what is working well and identify the areas you could do with a bit of extra support.
It‘s your choice to take part in the assessment and you can choose who else should be involved. A good assessment is done with you not to you.
Every person and family are different, but an Early Help Assessment (EHA) will:
- Help you see what’s going well and not so well for your family
- Help you and others to see what support you might need
- Create a picture of your family’s circumstances, which can be shared with your permission, so you don’t have to repeat yourself to different workers
- Help you to be part of a team of people working together on the same plan to get things going well again.