Early Help Assessments

‘In Warrington we know that children, young people and their families have different types of strengths and needs, sometimes families  may require extra support. One way to identify these strengths and needs is to complete a whole family assessment support which in Warrington we call an Early Help Assessment (often referred to as an EHA). 

An Early Help Assessment can be completed by any professional, from any service, who is working with a child, young person or family. The Early Help Support Team's role is to provide information, guidance and support to these professionals in completing an Early Help Assessment and the process that follows.

An Early Help Assessment is completed in partnership with your family and also a range of different organisations such as the council, schools, health services, etc, in order to create a package of support that meets the needs of the whole family.  The assessment means everyone can make sure the support is working and making a difference. It is important to note that an Early Help Assessment is not a referral into services and if further services are required following the completion on an EHA then a MARS (multi agency request for service) should be completed.

An Early Help Review/Closure Plan ensures the correct level of support is provided for an individual/family at the right time, and it can be regularly reviewed to make sure the plan continues to meet the needs of the family, and prevents any issues getting worse. 

If you would like support in completing and Early Help Assessment or would like further information please contact The Early Help Support Team on the number and email below.’

Who to contact

01925 443136

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