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Aim:

This practical session aims to increase participant’s knowledge and understanding of why we complete Early Help Assessments and the benefits these have in supporting families. It will also provide professionals with the relevant tools and guidance to develop their skills to apply to the Early Help process in order to construct a full and holistic assessment when working with children, young people and families.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • List the benefits of the EHA process to children, young people, families and professionals;
  • Describe the key aims and principles of a EHA assessment and how it can support children, young people and families at a targeted level within the community;
  • Distinguish when it would be appropriate to undertake an EHA with a family and be equipped to complete the assessment;
  • Support professionals in being able to identify key elements that produce a positive and holistic EHA
  • Describe the purpose of a Team Around the Child (TAC) meeting, and additional outcomes of an EHA such as MASG Panel and Behaviour Panel
  • Describe the core functions and responsibilities of the Lead Professional (point of contact) role;
  • Identify the need for the Lead Professional role (point of contact) and determine who may be best placed to take up the role;
  • Be aware of support available locally to access additional support and resolve disputes and disagreements.

Target Audience

Peterborough Practitioners only

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