Training for childcare professionals

Early Help Assessments (EHA) forms and training

Early Help Assessment training is aimed at people working directly with children, young people and families. Our EHA training provides an overview of our family approach to early help and support. The training prepares you to support families in the Early Help process as well as offer, identify and initiate Early Help assessments.

Following the training, we expect you'll work towards or already have access to the Early Help Module.

Are there any standard forms for EHA assessments?

There are standard forms for practitioners in the borough of Rochdale to use on the Our Rochdale website. You can use these to record and share the findings from the assessment. You'll need to register and log in to the Our Rochdale website to access this information. 

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What does EHA training include?

Our EHA training includes:

  • An introduction to the Family Services Model (FSM).
  • When and how you can undertake an EHA.
  • How you can use our Children's Needs and Response Framework (CNRF).
  • What roles and responsibilities we have when we deliver Early Help support.
  • When and how you can lead a Team Around the Family Meeting.

Do I have to complete EHA training?

There's no requirement for you to attend our training before completing an EHA or undertaking the role of lead professional, but we do recommend it.

We can also offer you support if you're completing an Early Help Support Package for a family. If you're interested in EHA help, call us using your local number:

  • Pennines 01706 922600
  • Rochdale 01706 925200
  • Heywood 01706 927500
  • Middleton 0161 662 5100