Early Help Assessment, Team around the Family & Threshold of Needs

As many of you know the current Common Assessment Framework (CAF), Team Around the Child (TAC) and Thresholds of Need have been reviewed and redesigned.

The Early Help Assessment, Team Around the Family processes and Threshold of Need are vital components of ensuring that children and families get the right support at the right time. This is sponsored by all OSCB partners.

From the 1st March we will start using the new Early Help Assessment (EHA) and Team Around the Family (TAF) paperwork as well as the revised Threshold of Need. These documents can be found  here: http://www.oscb.org.uk/themes-tools/

To be able to use the new EHA/TAF paperwork you should access training. The Locality and Community Support Service (LCSS) will be rolling out this training which is supported by the OSCB and can be found following this link: https://oscb.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk/

The LCSS will provide advice and support to professionals on EHA and TAFs. They will also be responsible for the storage, reviewing and feedback to professionals on EHAs and TAFs which are completed.

All EHA’s and TAF minutes will need to be typed and sent to your local LCSS team. These can be emailed or posted to:

LCSS North Samuelson House, Tramway Rd, Banbury OX16 5AU LCSS.North@oxfordshire.gov.uk
LCSS Central Knights Court, Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 3LX LCSS.Central@oxfordshire.gov.uk
LCSS South Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JD LCSS.South@oxfordshire.gov.uk

For further information about Locality and Community Support Service please see here: LCSS Communication for Partners

The Locality and Community Support Service is a new team, which is part of the wider changes within Oxfordshire County Council. For further information see here Changes to Childrens Services Oxfordshire and visit the main Oxfordshire County Council website: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/children-education-and-families