Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is a key tool in the early identification of children and young people and families who may experience problems or who are vulnerable to poor outcomes and underpins the work of Early Help.

The process identifies unmet needs and works with the family to highlight strengths and protective factors, identifying appropriate actions to address the needs.  The voice of the child, young person and family is encouraged throughout the process.

CAF forms

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