Early Help Assessment Tool Training
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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.
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.