Early Help Assessment Guidance for Parents
At Anfield Road we are aware that there may be times when you or your children need support, and times when you’re not sure how to make things better.
For some time now agencies and services have been working together to help families, as we know that the sooner help and support is provided, the better families can begin to help themselves and stop things getting worse. All services and agencies in Liverpool work with an information gathering tool called an Early Help Assessment tool, we refer to this as an EHAT.
If you’ve been referred for an EHAT
When you have been referred for an EHAT you will be asked to share information about your circumstances, your difficulties and things that go well in your family. Everyone involved can clearly see what has been discussed so you can get the most appropriate help and support from a range of services, you only have to tell ‘your story’ once, rather than lots of times to different people. This is voluntary, and is there to help you and your family, who will be involved in the EHAT every step of the way.
As a rule, the information you and your children provide will only be shared with your consent. Sharing information will be explained to you when the EHAT is completed, and you will be asked to sign a consent section of the form.
Click on the image below to access the ‘Early Help Guide for Families’