Early Help Assessment and TAF

The Early Help Assessment Form and Team around the Family Meetings (TAF) are all about having a simple conversation with the family, to identify what is going well for them and what needs they might identify.

The assessment focuses on the assets of the family and produces a smart action plan that clearly shows the next steps for the family, and any professionals supporting them. These actions are then reviewed under a Team Around the Family meeting. It is only to be completed with consent from the family, as it is their assessment. It is to be used at an early help level within Salford, using an asset based solution focused model.

It can be completed by any professional working alongside the family. They may be working with the adult or child/young person in the household.

The process aims to improve outcomes for families in Salford. Looking at what is working well, what are the worries and what support is needed.