Early help assessments, what are they?

The Early Help Assessment (EHA) is a better way of working with children, young people and families. It involves listening to you and your child to find out what you and your child needs and what is working well in your family’s life.

It also helps to look at your family in a holistic way to ensure there are supports in place for family members. An action plan is agreed with you and your family at a Team around the Family meeting which professionals might also attend to ensure you get the right support and help. The EHA is voluntary—you and your family can choose to get involved.

To enquire about an EHA please contact a professional working with you or your family or alternatively contact: Anthony McArdle Early Help Coordinator (North & Central Localities) Mobile: 07717 816712 E-mail: Anthony.McArdle@northumberland.gov.uk Or Emma Foote Early Help Cordinator (South East & West Localities) Mobile: 07767 788833 Email Emma.foote@northumberland.gov.uk You can find out more on the County Council Website: www.northumberland.gov.uk