CSCP 5 Minute Briefing : Early Help Update (amended version)

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CSCP 5 minute briefing

Early Help Update

As we move forward the Early Help Team are still working to support Children and Families through the Early Help Process.

Early Help Assessment - There has been feedback from practitioners that the Early Help Assessment was too long and complicated.  We have listened to your feedback and the Early Help Assessment has been refreshed.  The refresh has also taken into consideration Sign of Safety and will be from September 1st 2020 – Early Help Assessment - Signs of Wellbeing and Success.   The guidance and supporting document that helps practitioners complete an Early Help Assessment has also been refreshed to support the changes. 

Training – a new package of training to support practitioners with the Early Help Assessment refresh has been developed and will be advertised on the CSCP website.  The training initially will be delivered through Microsoft Teams.

Look out for further communication and updates on the Early Help Assessment and Training.  

Early Help Assessment RAG Rating - Thank you for all the Early Help RAG rating information we have received to date.  It is important that we continue to have updates on the Early Help Assessments that your agency coordinates. If you have not been able to do this previously can we ask that you look at all the Early Help Assessments you are coordinating.  Can you RAG rate them using the table and guidance we have provided here

If you have previously returned EHA Rag rating can you update the information returned to us with :

  • Are the worries the same? Please add or remove any changes
  • Does your RAG rating need to change? If so please change
  • Are there any new Early Help Assessments opened – update on table with a RAG rating using the guidance we have provided
  • Have any of the Early Help assessments closed?

All information needs to be completed and returned to the Early Help Mailbox by Friday 31st July 2020

To support you with this we have:

  • Developed a table and guidance for you to complete. The table and guidance can be found here
  • Please complete this information where you are the Early Help Co-ordinator and return to the Early Help Mailbox early.help@cumbria.gov.uk
eh rag rating table

RAG Rating Table