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Training programme

Our vision for Early Help is that every family should get the right support at the right time to ensure that needs are addressed quickly to:

  • prevent further escalation or crises and
  • ensure resources are put to the best possible use.

To support services/practitioners to successfully deliver Early Help, we have put together a range of learning and development opportunities which include e-learning, classroom based training and other opportunities.

The training programme:

  • is accessible to all practitioners and staff who work with children, young people and their families in Tower Hamlets regardless of their
    • role
    • status or
    • organisation
  • promotes interagency collaboration essential to the ethos of Early Help
  • promotes multi-agency partnership working and learning which encourages networking and information sharing.

IMPORTANT: Due to current public health guidance, all face to face training has been put on hold.

Early Help assessment technical / systems training

This half day session introduces the Early Help Assessment process to new users who have not previously completed an online eEHA, and for those who would like to brush up their skills in completing the electronic assessment forms.

This training session does not cover the practical skills required to complete an effective assessment – only how to complete the e-form.

Training is NOT essential to access eEHA, however, sessions are available to introduce new users to the system and as a refresher to those that have previously completed the training.

We are currently providing remote systems training sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The training lasts from two to three and a half hours (dependant on your confidence with IT systems) and you will need to carry out some independent tasks within this time.

To access this training you will need:

  • an internet connected computer / laptop
  • an email account via the computer
  • a phone (ideally with a hands-free headset).

If you would like to take part in a remote training session, please email EarlyHelpIT@towerhamlets.gov.uk or call 020 7364 6238 with the following information:

  • preferred day/date
  • job title/role
  • whether you have attended practical assessment training or have practical assessment experience
  • email address and contact number
  • manager’s name
  • DBS code and issue date (required for an account).

You will be contacted by a member of the team to carry out some pre-training questions before we confirm your booking.

If you have any questions regarding this training offer please do contact us. We hope to resume the offer of physical training sessions soon.

Remote training availability

Training availability
Dates Spaces available

Tuesday 9 June

Spaces available

Wednesday 10 June

1 space left

Tuesday 16 June

Spaces available

Wednesday 17 June 

Spaces available 

Tuesday 23 June 

Spaces available

Wednesday 24 June 

Spaces available

Tuesday 30 June  

Spaces available 

Wednesday 1 July  

Spaces available

Reducing parental conflict training programme

Conflict between parents is a normal part of relationships and family life. Not all conflict is damaging, but the way conflict develops – its frequency, intensity and how it is resolved – can negatively affect children.

Where conflict between parents is intense, frequent and poorly resolved, it can harm children’s outcomes – regardless of whether parents are together or separated.

The reducing parental conflict training programme is open to all professionals working with children and families in Tower Hamlets. Currently we only have e-learning licenses for professionals wishing to access parental conflict training. 

Early Help E-Learning

All professionals who work with children and families can access the Early Help E-Learning.

There are three modules on key areas for staff and professionals

Introduction to Early Help

Professionals will:

  • understand what Early Help is and how Early Help can be applied
  • understand responsibilities and roles of all agencies working with children and families
  • gain insight into thresholds, pathways and Early Help Assessments.

The Early Help guide will be added shortly.

Whole family working

Details to be confirmed shortly

Role of the Lead Professional

The Lead Professional E-learning presentation will be available shortly.

If you have any queries, please contact Kobita Begum, the Early Help Workforce Development Co-ordinator via email to Kobita.Begum@towerhamlets.gov.uk