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Implementing Early Help Plans

This one day course is designed for anyone who provides support to children, young people, and families who are considering using the Early Help model.
The aim of this course is to enable you to implement the new Early Help model of assessment and planning in your work with children, young people, and families.
If you apply what you have learnt on this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify why Early Help is important and the key principles behind it
  • Determine how to develop an Early Help Plan for a child and what is needed at each stage of the journey
  • Recognise the relevance of the Signs of Safety framework to using the Early help model
  • Identify your role in delivering Early Help
  • Recognise how Team Around the Family meetings can work to assist change and review outcomes and progress
  • It is recommended that you have been on The Family Support Offer Briefing or have a good understanding of the Family Support Offer in West Sussex before attending this course. It is also recommended that you have an understanding of the Signs of Safety framework that underpins the Early Help model or that you have attended the one day "Signs of Safety and Wellbeing".

    We recommend you follow this course with Holistix training (all can be found on the gateway).

    For help with using the Holistix system please read the following guides:

  • Holistix Early Help User Guidance
  • Holistix Frequently Asked Questions
  • West Sussex Early Help Plan Assessment
  • Children and Young People
    PVI Sector - Children / WSCC Staff
    target audience
    Wendy Dyer / Sally Reading
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Thursday 30 January 202009:30 - 16:30Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 2 - Bodiam
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Thursday 30 January 2020

    09:30 - 16:30

    Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

    Room 2 - Bodiam