At this point you have to plan how to meet the needs you have identified in the EHA.
The EHA might identify needs which your agency can’t meet on its own. In this case you will need other professionals or services to help. If you know who to involve, arrange a team around the family (TAF) meeting. If you need help or advice on who to involve, contact the
Early Help Support Service.
Team around the family (TAF) meeting
The TAF meeting brings together a range of different professionals to support the family following the EHA. The purpose is to bring people
with specialist knowledge together to work out how best to support the family.
The family and child or young person should attend and it is important to engage with them throughout the process.
Remember this is a voluntary process – you can’t force the family to attend or take part.
When arranging your first TAF, you can invite other professionals using the form below:
You're now ready to develop a plan of action for the family.
The action plan should describe what the family and the professionals in their lives are going to do to get things back on track.
It should clearly identify what is being done to help.
It is important the child or young person helps write the action plan and knows what is happening. There are several tools you can use to produce a ‘child friendly’ action plan, including the 'My life, my way' toolkit.
When you have produced the plan, give a copy to the family and to any professionals involved.
You can use the action plan to regularly review progress with the family to make sure the plan is working.
Submit your action plan
What happens if you need more support?
Contact the Early Help Support Service for advice and guidance, including making a referral for interventions or services.