SEND and Inclusion

Early Help Assessment

A child’s difficulties must be assessed so that the right support can be provided. This should include asking parents what they think, talking to professionals who work with the child, and looking at records and other information. This could mean getting advice and further assessment from someone like an educational psychologist, a specialist teacher or a health professional.

A postcode checker to find out the child’s Health Visiting team and their contact details is available below:

Health Visitor Postcode Checker

Early Help Assessment and Action Plan

Early Help Review

The Early Help Assessment should be undertaken when there are initial concerns about a child’s development and progress. You can check if a child has an Early Help Assessment by contacting the Early Help team by phone: 01204 331392 or e-mail:

If a child has not had an Early Help Assessment you can find further information about starting the process at


Early Help Update – April 2017

The Early Help documents have been revised for use from 1st April 2017. The Early Help Quality Assurance Group made the decision to review the forms in order to make the review process read better over time and help to show progress made.

Reviews of Early Help should take place every 8-10 weeks.

The documents have been uploaded to the Bolton Safeguarding Children Website and the schools Extranet.