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Report
Common Assessment/ Lead
Professional
Kate Hallam
Project Worker
Integrated Working
Integrated Processes and Tools
Information
Sharing
Index
Information
Sharing
Guidance
Common
Assessment
Framework
Integrated
Front-Line
Service
Delivery
Children’s
Centres
Extended
Schools
Integrated Youth
Support
Safeguarding
Children’s health
NSF
Youth crime
Reduction
Lead
Professional
Multiagency
toolkit
Service
Directory
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Children
Missing
Education
Improved outcomes:
Be Healthy
Stay safe
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive
contribution
Achieve economic
well-being
Benefits
Better outcomes will be secured by services working together
more effectively on the front-line to meet the needs of children,
young people and their families.
Earlier, holistic identification of needs
Earlier, more effective intervention
Improved information sharing across agencies
Better service experience for children and families
Key aims and principles of the CAF
Aims
A standard national
approach
Principles
A process supported by a
standard form
Assessment to support
earlier intervention
Holistic
Improve joint working and
communication
Focuses on needs and
strengths
Support the sharing of
information
Simple and practical
Rationalise assessments
Empowering and a joint
process
Support better referrals,
where appropriate
CAF cannot guarantee
service provision
CAF/Lead Professional: Derby Model
CAF Champions
• Nominated from the Exec Partnership
• Bi Monthly meeting
• Functions Identify critical staff
To embed the process
CAF/LP Training
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DfES Training Material
Multi Agency Training - 750
Briefing Sessions
Training Pool
Vision and functions of lead
professional
Vision: All children and young people with additional
needs who require support from more than one
practitioner should experience a seamless and effective
service in which one practitioner takes a lead role to
ensure that services are co-ordinated, coherent and
achieving intended outcomes
Core Functions
Act as a single
point of contact
for the child or
family
Co-ordinate the
delivery of
actions agreed
by the
practitioners
involved
Reduce overlap
and
inconsistency in
the services
received
Lead Professional Trailblazer
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Osmaston/Allenton SureStart Children’s Centre
Time limited 05 – 06
Toolkit developed
Training and development to support the role
Positive external evaluation
Co-ordinators/managers group
LP Network group
Training course for parents
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8 courses delivered
OCN accredited
50 parents
Facilitator training
Citywide roll out
Lancaster Evaluation
“This report has shown how the Child
Protection course for parents manages to
successfully create a new common
language of support in which families and
professionals can be equal partners to
help meeting children’s needs”
Antoinette Pas Lancaster University 2006
Key Issues
• Staff Support. Networks, Supervision
• Capacity and workload issues
• Deputy Lead Professional- Statutory
function
• Clear lines of accountability
• Training Managers
Practitioners
TASK
• The Potential Impact
• Group Discussion
Parent and practitioner quotes
“Information is passed to me quickly and meetings
have been well attended”
“If I need her she always rings back and explains,
she makes it understandable and is always
honest”
“Doing the CAF focused the problems and made
them easier to address”
“Instead of being passed around we have got one
central person”
“We work as a team, everyone knows what
everyone else’s role is.Communication is good”

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