Early Help Assessment

The Early Help Assessment (EHA) is a way of working with children and their families. It involves listening to the family, to find out their needs and providing support and services. An action plan will be agreed with the family. It is put in place to make sure the family get the right sort of help at the right time. The EHA is voluntary and families can choose to be involved. 

For more information please view our Early Help frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

If at any time during this process it is felt that a child is suffering or is likely to suffer from significant harm, the Children's Reception Team should be contacted on 0300 300 0901.

Early Help for parents

The EHA exists to help you support your child. It can lead to a quick solution or help to identify extra support if needed. The EHA will ensure that everyone involved with your child – such as teachers and health visitors – work together to support them. The EHA will help your child receive the right support at an early stage before their needs increase. As the EHA is a shared assessment, you and your child will not have to repeat the same story to different workers.

Early Help for children and young people

Below are various links to websites that support you and the Early Help Assessment (EHA) process:

Youth Services