The common assessment framework (CAF) is a process for capturing information on a child's additional needs and the plan of work undertaken by agencies to ensure those needs are addressed.
It is a key part of making sure that the child - and their family - get a co-ordinated service where all the organisations involved with them work together. The CAF is a standard approach and it can be used by all organisations working in children's services in England.
CAF in Leeds focuses more on a positive future than a negative past and aims to build on restorative approaches to resolve problems.
The Leeds CAF process and forms have been amended recently following an extensive consultation, to make them more efficient and effective.
You can find out more about the common assessment framework and its implementation in Leeds by clicking into the downloads section from the bottom of this page.