Information for People Working with Children
The Early Help Assessment (EHA)
Page Updated 27/09/2016
The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) has been replaced by the Early Help Assessment (EHA).
The CAF has been simplified and changed to reflect the Signs of Safety (SoS) approach, which will help ensure that families get the right help, at the right time, and as quickly as possible.
There has been a delay in development of the portal technology to enable the EHA to be submitted online. In the interim professionals are required to complete the attached EHA in a document format and email it to: EHA@brent.gcsx.gov.uk.
You will then be contacted by a member of the team to confirm the next steps within five working days following submission of your EHA.
The EHA form & guidance notes are available to download below:
What training and support is available to help me complete an EHA?
There is a rolling programme of multi-agency, free training to support professionals with:
- Completing EHAs (face-to-face and online)
- Using the Signs of Safety (SoS) approach
- Taking on the Lead Professional role and facilitating Team Around the Family (TAF) meetings
- Taking on the Lead Worker role as part of the Working with Families programme
- Using the Outcome Star
- EHA training can be booked via Brent LSCB Learning Pool
Alternatively training can be delivered at your setting if there are 5 or more professionals to be trained. For further information about EHA training, or to discuss your service’s training needs, please contact the EHA Training and Support Officer.
Safoora Ahmed, EHA Training & Development Officer, Brent Family Solutions
Tel: 0208 937 2711