The child's needs are more complex and require an assessment to understand the range, depth or significance of the needs which may require a more intensive response.
At Level 3, a My Plan + (including a My Assessment) should be used, templates for which can be found in the relevant drop-down below. Direct work tools for use with children and young people can be accessed by clicking HERE.
• Gain consent from parent(s)/carer(s) to contact Early Help Advice, Guidance and Support Teams and ask if a My Plan or My Plan+ has been registered for the child by a different agency. If yes, contact the Lead Practitioner and discuss your concerns and engage in the TAF.
• If no, discuss the needs with the child and their family and gain their consent to start a My Assessment & My Plan+.
• Consider a TAF meeting to gather information for the My Assessment. Advice and guidance regarding TAF meetings can be found by clicking HERE.
• Hold a TAF meeting to share the agreed assessment and inform the My Plan+.
• Identify a Lead Practitioner (this may not be the person who wrote the assessment).
• Take action to meet the needs of the child and their family.
• Regularly review progress through TAF meetings.
Don't forget to register the Assessment and My Plan+ with Early Help Advice, Guidance and Support using the Notification Form, which can be accessed by clicking HERE.
• Discuss with the child and their family and review progress through a review TAF meeting.
• If needs are fully met, agree whether plan to be closed.
• If needs can be met at Level 2 agree Lead Practitioner and follow steps for a Level 2 response.
• Inform your Early Help Advice, Guidance and Support Team.
• If progress is not being made, review and update the assessment and plan, access additional Early Help resources and review consent.
• Consider who else may need to be involved.
• If the level of risk to the child is increasing and relate to social care needs discuss with your safeguarding lead or contact your Community Social Worker for advice on whether the level of risk requires a Level 4 response. If yes, with consent complete a MARF.
• If it is an increasing health need discuss further with the Lead Health Professional.
• If it is an increasing educational need that may require a Level 4 response discuss further with the Lead Educational Professional and follow guidance for application for an Education, Health and Care Plan.
The main purpose of Progress Charts is to help measure improvements over time and provide a visual representation to the child/young person/parent/carer. You can use the Progress Charts with a My Plan or My Assessment and My Plan + and as part of the Review process.
Children and Young People
Parents and Carers