Early Help – Child’s Journey

Early Help is not a service that people refer into; this is about partners managing what they do every day and working together in order to support families and children. It is what practitioners are already doing, supporting families and looking to partners for help with this. It is about making sure we talk to each other.

The Devon Assessment Framework (DAF) will become the Early Help Assessment and identifies the purpose of assessment, strengths, what support was there before and establishes a plan for the family. This is also used to request additional services (SEND) if needed. This is a family assessment, not a child assessment, and consent will be obtained from the whole family and it will look at the bigger picture.