Early Help Teams
Early Help Teams are teams of Early Help Practitioners with a variety of multi-disciplinary skills and backgrounds.
They provide a range of services for children, young people and families living within a particular geographical area by utilising the Early Help Assessment and Plan as a means of assessment and intervention.
Provision is focused on meeting additional, targeted needs at level 3 as defined by the SSSCB. The focus of the EHT is to support families who, without some intervention and support, would be requiring of statutory social work services.
Group work is offered to families at any level of need post Universal provision who meet a defined referral criteria and support in a co-work capacity is provided to some families in statutory social work services.
‘Intense’ cases identified as part of BRFC will be offered a multi-agency approach and a more intense level of intervention. Early Help Practitioners may also work alongside social workers leading statutory social work interventions where families additionally meet the criteria for inclusion on the BRFC programme.