This three hours Microsoft Teams workshop aimed at practitioners working with children, young people, parents and carers who may be required to undertake an Early Help assessment (EHA), including voluntary groups and statutory agencies
Aim & Learning Outcomes:
This online, interactive session aims to increase the participant’s knowledge and understanding of why early intervention is important, how it can be promoted using the Early Help Assessment and how this helps 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.
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- List the benefits of the EHA process to children, young people and families and professionals
- Describe the key aims and principles of an Early Help 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.
- Identify the importance and ways to include the lived experience of the children and parent/carer.
- Describe the purpose of a Team Around the Family (TAF) meeting and additional outcomes of an EHA such as support panel or district worker referrals.
- Describe the core functions and responsibilities of the Lead Professional/Key Point of Contact role.
- Identify the need for the Lead Professional/Key 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.
This workshop is FREE to all practitioners who work with children, young people and their families