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Assessing family and children's needs (early help)

Information for professionals on how to complete an early help assessment and run team around the family meetings.

Early help assessment

This information is for professionals working with families to complete an early help assessment (EHA).

Team around the family (TAF) meetings

Information about conducting TAF meetings and what to do after meetings have been held.

Getting consent

Consent to share information must be informed. The person giving consent needs to understand why information needs to be shared and who will see their information. They will also need to know how it will be used and the implications of sharing that information.


Information for practitioners working with children and young people about the key legislation relating to information sharing.

Sharing your information with the Office of National Statistics

If you get support from our Early Help Team, we will need some of your personal information. This page tells you how we manage the information you give us.

Support for families programme

Information about we support families as part of the Government's Troubled Families programme.