Early Help Assessment (EHA)

The Early Help Assessment (EHA) is a simple, easy to use assessment, which captures all of a child/young person’s and family’s needs at the earliest opportunity, and with consent (without consent the Early Help Advice Hub will not be able to register the EHA). It is a shared tool which can be used by all agencies in Somerset who are delivering early help in a co-ordinated way, so that they understand and respond to the needs of children/young people.

It is a tool for practitioners to identify the needs of children/young people and their families and make ‘request for services’ involvement where required, if services already involved are not able to meet the identified needs.

Please note you no longer need to complete a Common Request for Involvement Form (CRIF); the new EHA now replaces this.

If a child or young person reveals they are at risk of suffering actual or likely significant harm, the practitioner should follow the local safeguarding process immediately. Please click here to visit Somerset’s Safeguarding Children Board website.

If you require any advice or support with completing an Early Help Assessment, please contact:

The Early Help Advice Hub:
Tel: 01823 355803

Useful Documents

If you currently have the EHA in the previous .docm format, please redownload the form. Each time you wish to complete an EHA please download the form, so you always have the most up to date version.

msdoc Early Help Assessment (EHA) Form) (Please ensure the form is downloaded in .docx format.)
msdoc Young Person led Early Help Assessment (EHA) Form) (Please ensure the form is downloaded in .docx format.)
msdoc Additional Children/Young People Form (Please complete this if you need to name more than five children/young people on the EHA.)
msdoc Additional Adults Form (Please complete this if you need to name more than five adults on the EHA.)