Benefits of using an EHAP
For the child and their family:
- Effective, early identification of needs
- A single assessment offering access to multi-agency support without the need for numerous referrals and processes
- Full participation, shared decisions and transparency.
- The EHAP is a shared, accessible process offering a single structure and approach to conducting a holistic assessment of needs, planning how to meet those needs and reviewing progress.
- A common structure to record and share information amongst practitioners which reduces duplication and makes it easier to spot warning signs in terms of safeguarding children.
- Team Around the Family (TAF) meetings (which are integral to the EHAP process) ensure a balance of input and ownership between professionals, the child/young person and their family.
- Working together in this way ensures services gain a better understanding of each other’s remit and capacity – enabling better collaboration in future.