Portsmouth Local Offer

For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability.

Early Help Assessment

Address: Early Help Assessment, Early Help and Prevention Service, Civic Offices, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2EA


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What is an Early Help Assessment

The Early Help Assessment (EHA) is the local assessment that is used by all agencies working with children, young people (0-19) and their families in Portsmouth to agree what extra help may be needed to support a child or young person at an early stage.

The Early Help Assessment will help professionals to work with families to:

  • clarify the child and their family's needs and strengths; and
  • Coordinate the help and services that are needed.

Using an Early Help Assessment can make sure that decisions are made at the earliest opportunity to improve  life for the child/Young person and their family.

To see the Early Help Referral Pathway please click https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/documents-external/edu-referral-pathway-into-early-help-and-prevention-service-nov-2017.pdf

For guidance on completing an Early Help Assessment Please click https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/documents-external/ey-completing-an-early-help-assessment.pdf 

Early Help Toolkit for Professionals

Professionals undertaking an Early Help Assessment (including  as part of the Education Health and Care needs assessment) can click here to access the Stronger Futures Toolkit. 


Tel: 07720947345

Service Category: Care, Health, Advice, Information and Support, Adulthood, Education, Learning and Work

Special Educational Need: Social, Mental and Emotional Health

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