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Early Help (EHA) (CAF)

Early Help Assessment (EHA) and CAF changes as of the 1st September 2015.

On September 1st 2015, Bedford Borough launched its new Early Help Assessment. A copy of the assessment documentation and the supporting Team around the Family information can be found at www.bedford.gov.uk/earlyhelp

 

It is from this point onwards that the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) ceases to be a live system and all CAF processes and documentation should be replaced with the EHA. 

For any queries or comments please contact Sarah Rayner on 01234 276817 sarah.rayner@bedford.gov.uk

 

If your concern is of an immediate safeguarding nature then please contact MASH on 01234 718700 during office hours (08:45 - 17:20 Monday to Thursday; 08:45 - 16:20 on a Friday.

If your referral is of an urgent safeguarding nature and it is out of office hours please call the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 300 8123.

 

A word version of Bedford Borough’s new Early Help Assessment can be downloaded here or alternatively an online version is available for use.

Details of how to use the new form and where to send it are outlined here

 

News

Updates to National documents

Working Together to Safeguard Children updated July 2018 - click here for updated version

Information Sharing - Advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers updated July 2018 - updated version here