Early Help Assessment - Overview

An Early Help Assessment (EHA) is designed to help a child receive the right support at an early stage. 

If you are a parent or child and would like an Early Help Assessment please use this EHA form (Word).

If you are a healthcare or school professional, please submit all Early Help Assessments and TAF paperwork to EarlyHelpHub@Bedford.gov.uk

Supporting Team Around the Family (TAF) paperwork can be downloaded here:

An EHA should be only used for children and families who require Early Help services or support.

If your concern is of an immediate safeguarding nature please contact us here.

Early Help service

The service has a team of six Early Help Professionals who support schools to co-ordinate early help support for pupils and their families.

The Early Help professionals also provide a range of services and workforce development to schools and other professionals.

The Early Help service has the following teams:

  • Adolescent Response Team
  • Early Help Hub
  • Early Years Hub
  • Education Welfare Team
  • Family Information Service
  • Family Support Hub
  • Inclusion Support
  • Parenting Team
  • Strengthening Families Team

Get involved

Our service is built and developed on useful feedback from our partners and service users. If you have any comments or queries please contact us.

Tel: 01234 718700
Email: EarlyHelpHub@Bedford.gov.uk