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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

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

If your concern is of an immediate safeguarding nature then please contact MASH on 01234 718700 during office hours (08:45am to 5:20pm, Monday to Thursday; 08:45am to 4:20pm 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 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