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Family Common Assessment Framework (FCAF) and Team Around the Family (TAF) Resources

Family Common Assessment Framework (FCAF)

Working with our partners, we have developed a whole family assessment called the Family Common Assessment Framework (FCAF). The Framework enables us to assess all family members so that we can identify the right support for families and work together with other professionals to support them.

The FCAF is used across children's services, adults' services and other agencies working with families throughout the city.

Resources are available for professionals, providing guidance, tools, templates, details of training and information on other services that can help families.

Training

If you would like to take part in FCAF training please contact your Early Help hub. Schools can also find these dates on SchoolPoint.

Information sharing

Sharing information is key to a quality assessment and to the delivery of coordinated and effective services. It both promotes early intervention and prevention and safeguards and protects children's welfare and the wider public.

 

Downloadable documents

Team Around the Family (TAF)

Children, young people and family’s diverse needs are best met if agencies providing services are working flexibly but in a coordinated way. TAF places the child, or young person and family at the centre and places the emphasis on their needs and strengths, rather than on individual organisations or service providers. 

A TAF is any group of professionals that are brought together to meet the needs of children/ young people and families. A TAF need not be multiagency, but will often consist of single agency professionals brought together to implement an action plan, sometimes as a result of an FCAF.

TAF members are responsible for:

  • Supporting the Whole Family Keyworker by providing information, offering guidance and advice
  • delivering the activities they agreed to carry out as part of the delivery plan
  • keeping the other members of the team informed, where necessary, about progress in their area of responsibility in between meetings or through the family keyworker, providing reports promptly when requested and attending meetings
  • The resources needed to arrange a TAF meeting are available to download here
  • Supporting the Whole Family Keyworker by providing information, offering guidance and advice
  • delivering the activities they agreed to carry out as part of the delivery plan
  • keeping the other members of the team informed, where necessary, about progress in their area of responsibility in between meetings or through the family keyworker, providing reports promptly when requested and attending meetings

The resources needed to arrange a TAF meeting are available to download here

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