Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
- Kirklees Early Access Team
- 2nd Floor, Somerset Buildings, 10 Church Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1DD
- 01484 456823
- 860 3823 (internal)
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Explanation of why the Early Help Assessment has replaced the CAF and how the process will evolve further in consultation with partners.
Please note that these forms are still in development and we are in discussion with local partners about usage and contents.
Current training sessions are fully subscribed. Places are available on the following Early Help Assessment Training dates:
Please contact our Learning and Development team to book on these courses:
Safeguarding children – the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm – is everyone's responsibility.
All agencies have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children as defined in guidance Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2013:
Agencies also have a duty to co-operate to promote the well-being of children (section 10 Children Act 2004). To achieve this locally we take a locality to approach to integrated working.
Most children will not need an Early Help Assessment and this method of support is intended for children and young people with additional needs. These are children and young people who, according to the judgement of practitioners, are at risk of poor outcomes in key areas of their lives including:
The Early Help Assessment in Kirklees provides a common method of assessment across all children's services. It: