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The Early Help Assessment

Early Help Assessment Level 3


What a Level 3 Early help Assessment is

The Level 3 Early Help Assessment is designed to provide a co-ordinated and holistic response to complex needs of the family. It is expected that Partner Agencies already working with a family, will have completed a Level 2 Early Help Assessment to assess, plan and support families and be used to gather information about each child and adult, in order to build a complete picture of the family’s strengths and needs, and to pull together a multi-agency support plan to prevent problems escalating to the point where statutory intervention becomes necessary.
Families will be supported by a lead professional to provide that team around approach.
Targeted Family Help in Tameside will be provided by local authority teams, services and is there to support those families achieve outcomes when their needs are more complex and may require the support of a variety of agencies that cannot be met through a Level 2 Early Help Assessment.

Level 3 Early Help Assessment 

Early Help Level 3 Assessment

Early Help Level 3 Assessment

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Level 3 Early Help Assessment (EHA)
JigsawTeam Around the Family (TAF)
After The Early Help Assessment has been started a Team Around the Family (TAF) will take place after 2 weeks then approximately 6 weekly to ensure that the plan is working, and to see what else needs to happen.  

Voice of the Child
It is important that your whole family are involved in the Early Help Assessment. As well as adults perspective, it is vital that your children are included as well, to capture ‘The Voice of the Child’ which means to understand their views, their wishes and feelings and make sure that (where possible) their views are acted on as part of the action plan.
The Team Around the Family documents will not take place or be shared without your consent. We recommend that the EHA be shared with the people involved, as information sharing between agencies is important to assist the process, and will mean that you receive a complete service.


Support Services, Consent, and GDPR

Support Agencies and Their RoleSeveral support agencies work with the Early Help Service to discuss the worries that you and your family have asked for help with. This helps us to get you and your family the right support, at the right time, from the right place. Once discussed, someone will contact you to explain their role and the support that is available.

Do you Need my Consent to Discuss my Family?
To ensure you have the right support, we will need your consent as the Parent/ Carer of the child(ren) to share your information. If a young person wants support without the consent of their parents/carers, then the professionals involved need to use the Fraser Guidelines.
The Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH) will hold information about you and your family which will include Names, Dates of Birth, Address and contact details, and a record of what has been discussed. We will always ensure we follow General Data Protection Regulations, which means we will store your information safely and securely. There may be times when the Law requires us to share information without asking your consent, for example, if there was any safeguarding concerns or to prevent a crime.

The Early Help Assessment Advisor Numbers
You can speak to The Early Help Assessment Advisors for more information and advice by contacting them on 0161 342 4040:

If You Are Worried About a Child

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If you think a child is being abused, mistreated, or you have concerns about a child’s wellbeing, please contact the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH).
During office hours, please contact the Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH) on:
0161 342 4101.
Monday to Wednesday: 8.30am - 5pm
Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4pm