Themes & Tools

OSCB has produced a number of learning documents and tools for professionals around key themes emerging locally and nationally. These can be accessed on the relevant themed pages and the Learning and Improvement Framework page

Multi-agency procedures

These are the current and approved versions of the Oxfordshire Threshold of Needs, Early Help Assessment Form and Team around the Family documentation (formerly TAC and CAF).

Threshold of Needs

Early Help Assessment

When a child or family is identified as benefiting from early help, a whole family, multi-agency Early Help Assessment (EHA) should be completed by the practitioner identifying the concern, using these forms – updated April 2019:

If you need multiple copies of the child’s view, parent’s view or professional’s view sections, these are available to download:

Capturing the child’s voice is crucial to an effective EHA. Tools to support this are provided below.

There are also take-away guides about Early Help and the Locality & Community Service available. You can get copies from your Locality & Community Service link worker, or download them below. These are should be given to families alongside their EHA assessment.

Team around the Family

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

Multi-Agency Working

These are documents useful for multi-agency working:

Important Publications: