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Integrated working guidance

Integrated working guidance for the common assessment framework (CAF), the team around the child (TAC) and the lead professional (LP)

What is the integrated working guidance?

The integrated working guidance is a set of four guides that explain the CAF process, how to be a member of the team around the child, and how to act as a lead professional. This set of guidance documents seek to link together the practices and processes of integrated working, which also include multi-agency working and information sharing. 

The four guides include:

The guides are also available online as an interactive tool which allows you to easily navigate and are printer friendly.

Click here to access the interactive integrated working guidance.

If you would like to order a free printed copy of the guidance, please email with your full address and the number of copies you require.

Who is the guidance for?

The practitioners guides are for all practitioners who want to know about the CAF and how to use it, who want to act as a lead professional, and be part of a team around the child.

The managers guide are for all strategic and operational managers across all children's services who have responsibility for implementing the CAF process, the role of the lead professional, and the team around the child. 

How does the guidance fit with the CAF form?

The CAF guidance explains the CAF process, how to use the CAF form, and also features the latest version of the form. 

Different versions of the CAF form are available on our CAF page

Page updated: 27 October 2011

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