Sutton Early Help Strategy
The Early Help multi-agency strategy sets out Sutton's aims and priorities relating to early help duties under Working Together 2015. The focus is on a needs-led and community-based approach to early help, building on all partners’ social and public responsibility to deliver timely intervention to Sutton’s children and young people.
The strategy sets out:
Early Help assessments in Sutton
The Early Help Assessment for children and young people is an assessment tool used to fulfil statutory duties towards children and young people under Working Together 2015. It is designed to help practitioners develop a shared understanding of a child or young person's needs so that they can be met quickly and effectively. It replaces the CAF form used in Sutton previously from 9 Sept 2016.
This enables us to understand changing levels of need and to identify when children and young people require referrals for statutory assessment. EH Assessments are usually started at Level 2 of the LSCB threshold guidance.
When to complete an Early Help Assessment
To access the Early Help assessment guidance and templates follow this link EHAT guidance and assessment templates
Before undertaking a new early help assessment it is important to find out if one has already been completed or started and if there is a Lead Professional, or if Social Services are involved. To do this, or for any other query, contact the Early Help Co-ordinator EHAT@sutton.gov.uk or call 0208 436 1720
A copy of the completed EHAT and should always be sent to EHAT@sutton.gov.uk.