Early Help Assessment (EHA)
Providing early help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. Early help means providing support as soon as a problem emerges,
at any point in a child's life, from the foundation years through to the teenage years. Effective early help relies upon local agencies working together to:
- Identify children and families who would benefit from early help;
- Undertake an assessment of the need for early help; and
- Provide targeted early help services to address the assessed needs of a child and their family which focuses on activity to significantly improve the outcomes for the child.
Local authorities, under section 10 of the Children Act 2004, have a responsibility to promote inter-agency cooperation to improve the welfare of children.
- Manchester's Early Help Assessment Form
- Manchester's Team Around the Family Planning Form