Educational Psychology Service using an Early Help Assessment (EHA)

Information regarding the Educational Psychology service, including criteria to access the service, should be referred to and can be found on the Professional Choices website ( and/or the Support Services for Education website (

Please read these notes alongside the EHA as you complete it with parents:

  • Sections 1 and 2 need to be completed
  • Section 3 must be completed as it gives consent
  • In section 4 we only require details of the child being referred but you may complete the whole section to provide a wider context
  • In section 5, we only require the names, address and contact details of parents / carers
  • In section 6, we only need to know professionals who are directly involved with the child you are referring. You may complete the whole section to provide a wider context
  • Please complete as much of sections 7 and 8 as you are able to.
  • In section 9, use the drop down menu to select “Educational Psychology service”

Guidance for Somerset Schools and Colleges in Managing Critical Incidents

Guidance for schools and colleges written by The Educational Psychology Service with support from Public Health (Somerset) and The Samaritans is updated every year and sent out to all head teachers.

It contains advice on:

  • contingency planning for the possibility of a critical incident
  • managing a critical incident
  • accessing support to manage a critical incident

New head teachers are briefed every year on the guidance at their conference in the Autumn term.