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Early Help Assessment (EHA)

What is an Early help Assessment?

The Early Help Assessment (EHA) is the local assessment that is used by all agencies working with children and their families in Derby and Derbyshire 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 practitioners work with the family to:

  • clarify the child and their family’s needs and strengths;
  • 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 the situation for the child and their family.