Early Help Assessment and Our Family Plan
‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (July 2018) outlines that effective Early Help relies upon local agencies working together to identify children and families who would benefit from support, undertaking an Early Help assessment and providing targeted services to address those needs to significantly improve outcomes.
All agencies have a responsibility to deliver Early Help in line with Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership (BSCP) agreed Layers of Need as set out in ‘Right Help, Right Time’ and consistent with Birmingham’s Early Help Strategy.
BSCP has agreed the adoption of the ‘Signs of Safety and Wellbeing Practice Framework’, and we have used this to strengthen and simplify the assessment process in Birmingham, with the Early Help Assessment and Our Family Plan. Both these documents should be registered with the Early Help Support Team and BSCP will monitor the number, quality and impact of this work with families.