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Early Help Training – Whole Family Ways of Working

Target Group

The courses / workshops on this site are aimed at all practitioners and agencies (Statutory / Voluntary / Independent) who work with children, young people, their families and vulnerable adults through the Thresholds of Needs levels 1-4.

The Early Help training provision for whole family ways of working are targeted to staff induction as a basic understanding of working in an Early Help role.  The suite of workshops / training provides the understanding of Sheffield’s Multi Agency processes in relation to staff contribution to whole family assessment, planning and intervention through the Thresholds of Need, Family Common Assessment Framework and Team Around the Family meetings and much more.


Overall Purpose of Sheffield’s Early Help Training:

  • To cascade knowledge and understanding of the Early Help processes
  • To support practitioners in the use of Early Help assessment tools in ensuring good practice to meet a family’s needs
  • To enhance practitioner confidence in undertaking the practical skills which underpin working with children, families and vulnerable adults to embed them in their everyday working practices


Early Help Training Overview Learning Outcomes:

a)    To be familiar with Sheffield’s Early Help Principles alongside Statutory guidance

b)    To understanding Sheffield’s Early Help Assessment and referral Processes

c)    To understand the Lead Professional and Whole Family Key Worker role in ensuring whole family approach, access to support, maintaining support and an understanding of using the general tools to do so

d)    Awareness sharing of Early Help support by utilisation of Sheffield’s Information directory

Contact information 


Tel: 0114 2052655

Safeguarding training: There is  a range of Safeguarding training available on the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board website

Early Help Assessment and Associated Skills Workshops

The Family Common Assessment Framework workshops are under redevelopment and are renamed Early Help Assessment and associated skills workshops.  The updated information and workshops schedule will be provided here shortly.

Adult Mental Health training sessions

Early Help Staff Training


Workshop Title: Understanding Anxiety

What will I learn in the Stress and Anxiety Workshop?

  • To understand what happens when people are anxious.
  • To understand the physical symptoms of anxiety, e.g. palpitations, sweating, feeling sick, feeling dizzy.
  • To understand how anxiety impacts on what you think and what you do.
  • To understand a variety of techniques that will help people manage anxiety.


Date: 26 Feb 2019                            Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Venue:  Town Hall Committee Room 2

Book your place using the downloadable booking form on this page



Workshop Title: Understanding Depression

Aims of Workshop:


The aim of this workshop is to provide a better understanding of the causes and effects of depression, and provide you with helpful techniques and tips to support the service users you are working with.


What will we cover in the Depression Workshop?

  • Basic facts about depression.
  • Signs and symptoms of depression, e.g. low motivation, negative thoughts, poor sleep patterns.
  • Possible causes of depression and diagnostic criteria.
  • How depression impacts on an individuals and their families.
  • A variety of techniques that will help people manage depression.


Date: 29 Jan 2019                             Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Venue:  Block B, Conference Room Stadia Technology Park, S9 3SP

Book your place using the downloadable booking form on this page


Workshop Title: Introduction to Adult Mental Health

Aims of Workshop:

Aims of the session

This session aims to cover:

  • What is mental health and mental illness?
  • Causes of mental illness
  • What steps people can take to positive mental health
  • Services available and the role of the Adult Mental Health Worker within MAST

Date: 27 Mar 2019                            Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Venue:  Town Hall Committee Room 2

Book your place using the downloadable booking form on this page

Early Help Assessment Training (Replaces the old FCAF training)

The learning outcomes for this training are as follows;

To understand the following:-

  • Why whole family assessments are important
  • When to do a whole family assessment
  • How to do a whole family assessment, detailing strengths and needs
  • How to use the Thresholds of Need guidance to determine the appropriate response to the needs identified


Dates and Facilitators

Wednesday13 February 2019.                  

9.30  - 12.30 

Room G42, Town Hall, Sheffield
Tuesday 16th April 2019                           09:30 – 12:30  Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Sheffield
Wednesday 12th June 2019 09:30  -  12:30  Arbourthorne Community Centre, 550 East Bank Road, Sheffield S2 2AL

Wednesday13 February 2018.                  9.30-12.30                 Room G42, Town Hall, Sheffield    





Tuesday 16th April 2019                                09:30 – 12:30          Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Sheffield   ;






Wednesday 12th June 2019           09:30  -  12:30             Arbourthorne Community Centre, 550 East Bank Road, Sheffield S2 2AL

Team Around the Family (TAF) training

This training will help you to understand;

  • the benefits of holding a Team Around the Family Meeting
  • the processes involved in holding an effective meeting
  • the Lead Practitioner role and responsibilities of all professionals in TAF meetings
  • SMART action planning
  • How to engage families in planning their own support
  • To understand Thresholds of Needs and how/when to access additional support if required
  • How to review and end the TAF process


Dates and booking information


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13th February 2018

09:30 – 12:00

Angela Cox/Barbara Hyman

Conference Room, Town Hall


17th April 2018  

09:30 – 12:00 

Alison Cartwright/Barbara Hyman

Committee Room 1, Town Hall


12th June 2018  

09:30 – 12:00  

Alison Cartwright/Barbara Hyman

Conference Room, Town Hall



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