Helping Families Early: How to complete the Early Help Assessment and support families through the Team Around the Family model
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The Early Help Assessment (EHA) is a tool to help practitioners gather and understand family’s strengths and needs, based on discussions with the family. When an EHA has been completed well, practitioners and families are able to see the family’s needs holistically. The assessment is the families document and helps to identify the most appropriate way to meet their needs.
- Understand how the Early Help Assessment and Team Around the Family (TAF) model supports the ethos of the Surrey Effective Family Resilience model.
- Understand the Early Help Assessment process in Surrey.
- Understand what makes a good quality Early Help Assessment.
- Understand how to co-ordinate the delivery of a TAF through the agreed Family Action Plan.
- Understand the power of good communications both with families and with colleagues.
- Understand the role of the child’s champion in co-ordinating, monitoring and reviewing to ensure outcomes are met.
- Understand the range of support available from Local Authority, Health, Education and community and voluntary sectors to help families early.