Professionals: Children's social care referrals

Complete an EHAT

The EHAT is a simple tool for gathering information to help identify the needs of children and families and make a plan to meet those needs. Its purpose is to provide a coordinated response so nobody misses out on the support they need.

This form is designed to help practitioners record the needs and actions agreed with the parents, as well as engage the right support services for a child.

Before you start - help with assessing levels of need

Our online tool will help you assess a child’s levels of need and decide whether you need to complete an EHAT form or MARF referral form.

Simply pick the appropriate level in response to each question. The answers will then offer guidance on what course of action to take.

Use the online levels of need slider

Complete an EHAT

Please store this form safely and ensure that access to it is controlled by the initiating or lead practitioner. You'll need the latest version of Adobe Reader to use the PDF forms below.

Browsers such as Google Chrome use their own readers for PDF files - these will not work with these forms. You will need to save the file you want to your computer (right-click the link and choose "SAVE") and then open it with the latest version of Adobe Reader.

The EHAT referral form cannot currently be downloaded in Chrome - please use Internet Explorer. We are working on an online form to resolve this issue and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Contact us

If you need further help, contact us:

North Hub: Clubmoor Children's Centre Tel: 0151 233 3637. Email:

Central Hub: Clubmoor Children's Centre Tel: 0151 233 5241. Email:

South Hub: Belle Vale Children's Centre Tel: 0151 233 4447. Email:

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