Early Help in Camden
Early Help is the early identification of, and response to, emerging problems for young people and their families. It is a way of working that supports families with universal provision and identifies additional needs early to prevent them from escalating. It refers both to help in the early years of a child or young person’s life and in the early emergence of a problem at any stage in their lives.
Camden’s approach to Early Help is based on identifying the appropriate professionals to form a Team Around the Child or Family (TAC). The TAC works collaboratively with families to plan interventions which will help achieve the desired outcomes.
Camden’s Early Help offer is open to children and young people up to 19 years of age (up to 25 if they have learning development needs or disabilities).
Camden’s Training and Development Service (TDS) offers the following Early Help courses.
Early Help and the CAF
This course explores the principles behind Camden’s Early Help vision and how it builds resilience. It outlines the Early Help strategy in Camden and the outcomes we want to achieve for our children, young people and families. The course also includes an introduction to the Common Assessment Framework, levels of need and thresholds, information sharing and consent and outcomes focussed planning and collaborative delivery. There is also an opportunity to meet staff from the Early Help CAF Team.
Assessments, Outcomes and the Lead Professional
This course focusses on the role and responsibilities of the Lead Professional, the importance of outcomes in CAF assessments and delivery plans and collaborative assessment. The course helps practitioners think about the skills that are necessary to complete a robust joint assessment using an outcomes framework.
IT Training in eCAF
This course provides technical training on how to use the eCAF system. Practitioners must attend this training before they can have access to eCAF.