Early Help Assessment (EHA) training
Early Help Assessment training is aimed at people working directly with children, young people and their families. Our EHA training provides an overview of our family approach to early help and support. The training prepares you to support families in the Early Help process as well as offer, identify and initiate Early Help assessments.
Following the training, we expect you'll work towards or already have access to the Early Help Module. See information about the module and how to apply for an account in the section below.
What does EHA training include?
Our EHA training includes:
- An introduction to the Family Services Model (FSM).
- When and how you can undertake an EHA.
- How you can use our Children's Needs and Response Framework (CNRF).
- What roles and responsibilities we have when we deliver Early Help support.
- When and how you can lead a Team Around the Family Meeting.
Do I have to complete EHA training?
There's no requirement for you to attend our training before completing an EHA or undertaking the role of lead professional, but we do recommend it.
We can also offer you support if you're completing an Early Help Support Package for a family. If you're interested in EHA help, call us using your local number below:
- Pennines 01706 922600
- Rochdale 01706 925200
- Heywood 01706 927500
- Middleton 0161 662 5100
How do I book my place for EHA training?
Download and complete the Early Help Assessment booking form below.
- Email your completed form to us at
- We'll contact you one week before the training date to confirm your place and give you the address where the training will take place.
- If you've any questions, please ring us on 01706 922414.
When is the EHA training?
Our Early Help Assessment training sessions will take place across the borough on the following dates.
- Monday, 10 June 2019, 10am-12noon
- Friday, 14 June 2019, 10am-12noon
- Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 1.30pm-3.30pm
- Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 1pm-3pm
- Thursday, 11 April 2019, 2pm-4pm
- Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 1pm-3pm
Early Help Module (EHM)
The Early Help Module (EHM) was introduced in December 2013 so EHA assessments can be recorded and shared electronically. This means that members of the Team Around the Family team can securely exchange messages, information and documents. Authorised users are able to access the system 24/7 and it will remove the need to post, email or fax sensitive information.
EHM will hold details of:
- EHA meetings.
- Team Around the Family meeting records and action plans.
The system will provide improved management reporting, which supports the ‘Early Help Strategy steering group’ with robust information.
How do I get an EHM (previously known as eCAF) account?
Only trained members of staff will have access to EHM. Training will be delivered by e-learning and you'll be supported by EHM champions in the workplace. Support is also available from the EHM trainer and the EHA team.
You'll need to complete all the mandatory requirements and training before you are issued with your secure log-in details.
Standard forms are used to help practitioners record and, if needed, share the findings from the assessment.
- The early help and assessment must be completed with the parent or carer and where appropriate, the child or young person.
- Consent to share the information must be obtained.
Read our privacy notice for details of how we process personal data.
Early Help Assessment
Early Help Assessment Guidance
Team Around the Family (TAF)
Information sharing guidance
Needs response framework guidance