The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) process was developed for practitioners from a range of backgrounds to use to gather and assess information in relation to a child’s needs in development, parenting, and the family environment.
After gaining consent from the child/family to share information gathered from discussions, the initial task for a practitioner is to advise other relevant service practitioners to come together in a TAC to assess those needs and decide with the child/family a course of action to provide the services needed.
A TAC is a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners established on a case-by-case basis to support a child, young person or family.
TAC supports particular elements of good professional practice in joined-up working, information sharing and early intervention. The TAC is a model of service delivery that involves
In some local areas the TAC is enlarged to become
The Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) produces information and guidance on the TAC for both practitioners and their managers. Please note: The guidance may not reflect current policy.
Please note: National eCAF is the electronically enabled version of the CAF form and process.
CWDC represents many different types of workers, offering support, guidance and advice to people working in the Children and young people's workforce.
Non-statutory guidance published by CWDC for managers, to reflect policy developments impacting integrated working.
Non-statutory guidance for practitioners published by CWDC to reflect policy developments impacting the framework.
Non-statutory guidance published by CWDC to help managers implement TAC in their practices.
Non-statutory guidance published by CWDC to help practitioners understand the role of TAC.