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What is Early Help Assessment?

Sometimes children and their families might need some extra help, this might come from a range of different organisations, all working together.

An Early Help Assessment is a way of noting down what is going well in your family, what the worries are and what needs to happen to help things improve.  Together you will then agree the best way to make this happen; this will be written into a Family Plan.    

You might need help in one or more of the following areas:

  • School, education or training
  • Home and life relationships
  • Health and emotional wellbeing
  • Work, finances or housing
  • Domestic violence or abuse
  • Crime or anti-Social behaviour

If you have worries about your family, then ask Mrs Karen Saywood for an Early Help assessment. 

We can do this work together to complete an Early Help Assessment to see how your family can be supported.

What will happen?

We will go through these steps with you:

  1. You and Mrs Saywood will talk about what is going well in your family, what the worries are, and what needs to happen to improve the situation.  This will be written into the Early Help Assessment form. 
  2. Mrs Saywood will get a team of people together, you will fill out a My Family Plan, this will remind everyone about what is going to happen, how will be doing it and by when. 
  3. You will choose one person from that team to be your Lead Professional (LP)
  4. They will support you and make sure the team keeps their promises.
  5. You will review your plan regularly to make sure that things are improving for your family.

The whole process will take a little time, but we can only do it with your permission.