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Strengths & Needs and Early Help Tools

Early Help Guide

This guide helps to explain what Early Help is and who the Locality & Community Support Service are :

Strengths and Needs

When a child or family is identified as benefiting from early help, a whole family, multi-agency Strengths & Needs form should be completed. This can be completed by:

  • the professional identifying the need of the family
  • by any professional who knows/has a relationship with the family or is part of a network that supports the child/family
  • a professional identified by the family as the most appropriate person to support them with the Strengths & Needs conversation

Using the following:

Child/parent/professional views

If you need multiple copies of the child’s view or professional’s view sections, these are available here

Team Around the Family (TAF)

Where a Team around the Family meeting and closures occur, then these forms should be used: