Early Help Plan (EHP)
Where there is more than one service working alongside a child and family, it is helpful for the family and involved services to hold a Team Around the Family meeting, to share information and co-ordinate an Early Help Plan together. A completed Early Help Plan remains the responsibility of the supporting agency/service to retain, in accordance with their own record keeping procedures.
Essex Early Help Offer
This document aims to bring together all the key components of the current Essex Early Help Offer and its purpose is to provide a cohesive picture of that offer for those organisations and professionals who support vulnerable children, young people and families. Early Help is the identification of, and response to, emerging problems for children, young people and their families. It is a way of working that supports families, children and young people to overcome difficulties and build their resilience, so that problems do not escalate and they are able to thrive and live and engage happily in their communities.
The document can be downloaded here.
Resources for Safeguarding Leads
A range of presentations have been developed to use as tools for safeguarding leads to disseminate down to the wider children and families workforce in Essex. These presentations have been produced with the support of a Head Teacher.