Common Assessment Framework (CAF / Early Help)

Common Assessment Framework (CAF / Early Help)

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Updated Aug 26, 2019

Course Overview

This course will help you understand the background and principles of the CAF assessment. The course also provides useful advice and guidance to practitioners and agencies involved in CAF safeguarding and the assessment and reviews process.

The short, easily digestible course contains useful links, additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide as well as certification with CPD hours and learning objectives. The demo option allows you to see whether it’s suitable before you sign up.

Target Audience

This course is intended for all children’s workforce practitioners, that is anyone who works with children, young people and their families.

Although this course does form part of an induction programme for new starters, it is also intended for anyone who needs to improve their knowledge and continue their professional development.

It’s a great grounding for anyone who wants to know more about CAF, multi agency working and gathering information effectively regarding assessments.

Learning Objectives
Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • What a CAF pre-assessment checklist is and when to use it
  • The key principles of and background to the CAF
  • When and when not to undertake the CAF
  • The four main stages in completing a CAF
  • How the CAF interfaces with other assessments
  • How to use a CAF to inform a specialist assessment