Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

Easy guide to CAF

Anyone whose work brings them into contact with children and families should know about the Common Assessment Framework and either how to complete a CAF themselves or how to make arrangements for one to be carried out

Everyone working with children should be aware of the sorts of situations that indicate the need for a CAF. Every organisation offering services to children will need to ensure at least some of their staff are equipped to complete CAFs. 

There is free CAF training available for people working with families via the Bromley Safeguarding Children’s Board website.

The Bromley CAF team provide training, support, advice and information to practitioners using the framework and offer an independent chairing facility for complex ‘Team Around the Child/Family’ meetings.