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Implementing Early Help Plans Online

This two-hour online, interactive, webinar is for anyone who provides support to children, young people, and families and who will be using the Early Help model.

This event is made up of two parts, both of which you will need to undertake to successfully complete this course.

• Part 1: Complete individual pre-session course work.
• Part 2: Attend this two-hour, online, interactive, webinar via Skype.

Booking onto the Event
When you book on to this event, you will be sent a confirmation email from and an Outlook calendar appointment for an interactive online webinar.

Please download and add the meeting invite into your Outlook calendar to join the event. You will find this attached to your confirmation email.

Joining the Webinar
When it is time to attend the online webinar, open the appointment in your calendar and click the “Join online meeting” link to join the call.

Pre-Course Work
Before attending the webinar, you will receive the pre-course reading and reflective tasks.

Please note that you will need to spend a minimum of 1.5 hours undertaking the pre-course work and allow yourself enough time to complete it before attending the online webinar as you will need to have your notes and reflections ready, in the webinar in order to participate.
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
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    Wendy Dyer / Sally Reading
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Tuesday 15 December 202010:00 - 12:00Online LearningTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Tuesday 15 December 2020

    10:00 - 12:00

    Online Learning


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