What can families do if they are worried how an early help assessment has been carried out?
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It is important that children and families feel confident in the way the assessment is done. Those who work with children should be trained to look out for signs that a child or family may need some extra help. Government statutory guidance is clear that when considering early help support, they should involve the family in decision-making (see Working Together 2018 at page 15, paragraph 10).
A parent or carer who is worried about how the assessment is being done an:
- Talk to the lead practitioner or another practitioner involved
- Raise any concerns as you go along – don’t wait until the end
- Make a complaint about a practitioner if this is necessary.