Early Help Assessment
5. Reviewing what's changed
The next step in the EHA is to regularly review the plan to see what has changed for a child or family.
You should review the plan regularly and within 12 weeks to:
- ensure the needs you identified have been met and if not why not
- celebrate the success of any actions carried out
- identify any new needs that have emerged, and establish whether the situation has improved or got worse for the child or family.
|Situation at review||Outcome|
|Needs have been met||Close plan and EHA|
|Needs not yet met||Continue with Plan|
|Current plan not meeting needs||Re-assess and make new plan|
|New needs have emerged||Re-assess and make new plan|
Closure – EHA closure and review forms
When the plan shows that the child, young person or family’s needs have been met, the EHA can be closed. This is a significant moment for a child or family and their success in making changes should be recognised.
Other reasons to close an EHA
Sometimes an EHA can be closed for other reasons; including:
- the child or family has stepped up to social care
- consent has been withdrawn by the parent or young person
- the family has left the area
To officially close the EHA, you should complete the closure section in the EHA.