Early help assessment

The Early Help Assessment is the single assessment used by Darlington’s multi agency partnerships. This includes;

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Health
  • Childcare settings
  • voluntary sector
  • all Children’s Social Care teams

The Early Help Assessment provides a standard and coordinated approach for practitioners across agencies and services. It is designed to help children, young people and their families receive the right support at an early stage.

This tool should be used at the earliest opportunity when a family’s needs are not being met by universal services.

If you have any queries about the families involved, the processes or have any training requests, please contact the Early Help Coordinator Kelly-Ann Reay on 01325 405635.

If you would like to speak to your allocated worker in the Early Help Team please contact McNay Street Children’s Centre on 01325 406250.

You can view the Darlington Early Help Strategy [PDF document]

Forms and Documents

Early Help Assessment Paperwork

Early Help Assessment Guidance Documents

Early Help Assessment Quality Assurance

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