The Common Assessment Framework
This page is known as: www.birmingham.gov.uk/caf
The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) provides a method for assessing needs for children and young people to support earlier intervention and to improve joint working and communication between practitioners. It uses a common language for assessment purposes thereby giving a more consistent view for delivering the most appropriate response.
It improves the coordination and consistency between assessments leading to fewer and shorter specialist assessments.
The CAF is to be used for children who have additional needs in one or more of three areas:
- their growth and development
- additional educational requirements
- family and environmental issues, and any specific needs of the parent / carer.
If any such needs are identified practitioners can identify and record the level of concern and interventions required.
Information for Practitioners
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