What is Early Help?
Early Help is about receiving the right help at the earliest possible stage. An Early Help Assessment can empower families to achieve change. It can also prevent family members from having to repeat information to different professionals by recording this in a single document which, with consent, can be shared.
Different practitioners working with the family can be requested to contribute to an assessment. Having an action plan helps to clarify who will be doing what to address the changes wanted.
There are seven areas to be explored as part of an Early Help Assessment: Health, Education, Behaviour and Routines, Family and Community, Finances, Housing and Safety.
An Early Help Assessment is a form is filled in alongside a family to identify the family’s strengths and areas of need. This assessment helps practitioners to identify what a family would like to change and develop an action plan.
Early Help Assessment Tool
|How you feel||Score|
|I feel very confident that I can manage in this area||9 - 10|
|I feel confident that I can manage in this area||7 - 8|
|I feel unsure about my confidence that I can manage in this area||5 - 6|
|I feel I have very little confidence that I can manage in this area||3 - 4|
|I feel I have no confidence that I can manage in this area||1 - 2|
Submit an Early Help Form
To submit an Early Help Assessment, please follow this link: Early Help Form and Upload