Over 700 practitioners from across the Early Help System attended Staff Briefings held in March 2022 which updated partners on the Early Help Assessment Review and the ‘new’ Early Help Assessment and Child and Family Plan.
A recording of the briefing for professionals and partners who were unable to attend the session regarding Early Help Assessment is available by clicking on the following video.
Partners are currently ‘testing’ the new on-line system before Go-Live which is expected in May 2022 – the exact date is to be confirmed and will be communicated to partners in advance and will also be announced here. On the Go-Live date the ‘Professionals Making a Request for Early Help’ section will be updated accordingly and links to the current CRM portal will be replaced with new links to the Liquid Logic portal.
Over the coming weeks, in preparation for Go-Live, supporting documentation will be added to this page, so please check regularly.
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Here is a re-cap of some of the key messages:
- A multi-agency Early Help Assessment Review Board has been established and a number of Task and Finish groups including Head Teacher Gps.
- The development of an Early Help Assessment will replace the Single Assessment for partners and be much more streamlined and Signs of Safety/Wellbeing focussed.
- Staff Briefings have been held and Assessment Guidance will be available ready for Go-Live.
- We want to capture the volume and quality of Early Help being carried out by partners by partners submitting Early Help Assessments and Child and Family Plans/Reviews at a ‘Team Around the Family’ (TAF) level.
- We want to better understand and celebrate the outcomes achieved by families with partner support.
- We want to streamline the process for partners by the using the Early Help Assessment to also ‘Request Early Help Support’.
- We want to be able to provide support to partners when they may be stuck and help in reviewing Child and Family Plans/Team Around the Family (TAF) arrangements using the Early Help Advisor Team.
- We want to be able to have all information in one place to understand the holistic needs of a family, what support has been offered and what works or has not worked. This will help inform decision making of appropriate offers of support and will also take into account cumulative harm.
- This will enable professionals who share worries about families to be better connected e.g. Early Help Triage Worker Team will be able to identify if there are active Early Help Assessments/TAFs in place by a partner.
- This will address many of the worries that came through the 1 Year On Review of the ‘new way professionals request Early Help’ and the limitations of the current electronic system (CRM). It is proposed LiquidLogic will be used. Partners will have the same and improved functionality of CRM by using the LiquidLogic Childrens and Delegate Portals (1 login).
- We want to develop a shared, partnership Quality Assurance Framework with partners for Early Help Assessments, Child and Family Plans and Reviews – by the end of 2022.
A recording of the Staff Briefing can be found at the following link https://youtu.be/aCuVM3Jp43A and the presentation slides providing detail of local, national drivers, context and more detail of what this means for you can be found here.
Frequently Asked Questions were compiled from all 16 Staff Briefings, click the link to see the responses – Link to Responses.