Early Help Briefing

Date & Time:

Tuesday 15 January 2019 (09:30 - 12:30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G2, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA


Target Group / Level

Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and above for health professionals.

Course Overview/ Aim

The aims of this course are:

  • To provide an understanding of the Multi-agency Early Help assessment tool (EHAT) and link this to agency specific practice, whilst using the guidance document for support.
  • To help develop an awareness of the role of lead professional and the significance of team around the family meetings as well as exploring the services and support available to best meet the needs of local families.
  • To be able to identify early help indicators at tier 2 and when to apply early intervention to prevent issues escalating.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this course, participants will have:

  • Clarity around definitions, and local and national contexts for Early Help
  • Awareness of the Early Help Indicators at Tier 2 and to understand situations within their own agency where Early Help should be applied
  • Awareness of the EHAT to gather a holistic assessment of family need and be able to identify when an assessment should be initiated. Consider the principles underpinning effective engagement and assessment
  • Awareness of the Team Around the Family (TAF) approach and how this supports families and professionals
  • Awareness of Early Help responsibilities relates to practice and priorities within their own agency
  • Awareness of Early Help and support within the borough including the role of the Early Help Co-ordinator, Introduction to Early Help Family Group Conferences (FGC) and the Early Help and Prevention Panel
  • Awareness and ability to access the Early Help tools and resources available and use these to provide early help to families
  • Be aware and know how to access current support available both locally and nationally.
Sector LimitAvailable
AdopterNo Limit
Education - CognusNo Limit
Education - Early YearsNo Limit
Education - OtherNo Limit
Education - Schools/CollegesNo Limit
Foster CarerNo Limit
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age DisabilitesNo Limit
LBS OtherNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Admiral Nurses0
LBS People Adults - Carshalton Locality0
LBS People Adults - Clinical Health0
LBS People Adults - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Adults - Hospital Pathway0
LBS People Adults - Learning Disabilities0
LBS People Adults - Other0
LBS People Adults - START0
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam Locality0
LBS People Adults - Transitions0
LBS People Adults - Wallington Locality0
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Children with DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - CourtNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant DirectorNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Early HelpNo Limit
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens ServicesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care TeamNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Looked After ChildrenNo Limit
LBS People Children's - MASHNo Limit
LBS People Children's - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Children's - PlacementsNo Limit
LBS People Children's - QANo Limit
LBS People Children's - RASNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Red LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending TeamNo Limit
NHS - Clinical Commissioning GroupNo Limit
NHS - Community ServicesNo Limit
NHS - HospitalNo Limit
NHS - OtherNo Limit
OtherNo Limit
PoliceNo Limit
Private - Domiciliary Care0
Private - Nursing Home0
Private - OtherNo Limit
Private - Residential Home0
RBK Shared ServiceNo Limit
Sutton Housing PartnershipNo Limit
Voluntary/CommunityNo Limit


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


Charlotte Perry, London Borough of Sutton

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G2, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)