As part of an initiative to improve outcomes for children and young people by early identification, assessment of needs and intervention, this one day's training is for practitioners likely to undertake a Common Assessment where additional needs have been identified for children and young people. The course is designed to enable you to know when and how to undertake a common assessment and to explain the role of the lead professional.


  • Understand the rationale of and underpinning elements for CAF
  • Understand how to use CAF to support the needs of children and families
  • Apply existing skills and new knowledge to undertake CAF within own context
  • Understand the issues of consent and confidentiality as they apply to CAF
  • Understand the issues of data protection and information sharing protocols
  • Contribute to the process of working effectively with other agencies to implement CAF
  • Use common language to enable effective sharing of information across agencies and with children and families
  • Understand the local context for the implementation of CAF




Course Date: 
Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
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Cost of Course: 
£50 - Each Voluntary/third sector organisation can apply to send one representative to one course per financial year, free of charge
Additional Cost Information: 
contact Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) for details of the Bournemouth CVS Bursary Scheme for Children and Young People’s organisations


Riviera Hotel
Burnaby Road Alum Chine
Bournemouth, Dorset BH4 8JF
United Kingdom
50° 42' 44.6652" N, 1° 54' 2.0016" W
South West
Contact Course Provider
Sue Farley, CAF Co-ordinator, 01202 456350