Early Help Assessment

The assessment helps identify where a family needs help; it is not needed when there is a simple solution to the problem. Early Help is voluntary; the family must consent to any support given. The assessment is completed by a trained professional, who is known to the family:

  • teacher;
  • health visitor;
  • SENCo;
  • school nurse;
  • GP;
  • any professional the family is comfortable talking to.

Training is available if you need to complete an assessment.

Undertaking an assessment

When you or a colleague are ready to complete the assessment:

You can then arrange the first Family Support Meeting (FSM) An Early Help Officer will be allocated to support you and will contact you to discuss next steps.