Early Help Assessment Tool Training

Date & Time:

Wednesday 18 September 2019 (09:30 - 12:30)

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


Target Group / Level

This training is targeted to those in universal, statutory and community settings who come into contact with children and families and might need to complete an Early Help Assessment (EHAT).

Group Level 1 (awareness) and 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 in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and above for health professionals.

Please note: this is follow on training for attendees who has completed ‘Early Help Briefing’ who would like to further develop their skills and knowledge learnt in the briefing.

Course Overview/ Aim

The aim of this course is:

  • For participants to increase their knowledge of Early Help and intervention in the form of the EHAT and TAF approach. To be able improve skills increase confidence and to complete an effective Early Help Assessment (EHAT) including when it is and is not appropriate
  • To increase skills and to understand when appropriate take on the role of lead professional and the significance of team around the family meetings

To introduce the practical skills involved in completing an EHAT, becoming the lead professional and holding a TAF meeting e.g. preparation and planning, difficult conversations and language used.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this course, participants will have:

  • Increased 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
  • Improved skills and clarity on how to complete an EHAT correctly and the purpose of the information gathered and when it should be shared
  • Increased awareness of the skills and practical knowledge to assist with completing an EHAT with a family within their own agency
  • Awareness of the Team Around the Family (TAF) approach. Increase confidence and learn the skills and practical knowledge to undertake the role of the lead professional and planning and holding a TAF meeting

An increased understanding of how the EHAT and TAF approach can support families and professionals. 


Places Available:

Sector LimitAvailable
Education - Cognus0
Education - Early Years0
Education - Other0
Education - Schools/Colleges0
Foster Carer0
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age Disabilites0
LBS Other0
LBS People Adults - Admiral Nurses0
LBS People Adults - Carshalton Locality0
LBS People Adults - Clinical Health0
LBS People Adults - Heads of Service0
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 Group0
NHS - Community Services0
NHS - Hospital0
NHS - Other0
Private - Domiciliary Care0
Private - Nursing Home0
Private - Other0
Private - Residential Home0
Sutton Housing Partnership0


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Further Information:


Charlotte Perry

Venue Details:

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

(020 8770 5000)