The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is a way of working with families that puts your needs at the heart of decisions made about you and your children.

The common assessment process will usually be started because something is worrying you about your child, or is worrying the people who are working with you.

Taking part in the process will help you work with people such as teachers, health staff or other lead professionals to gather, understand and share information about what is happening in your family’s life.

The aim is that once all the conversations have taken place, the needs of your family will be at the heart of any decisions made about accessing further information or support in order to get to the right solutions for your child.

SENDAT can support you with a CAF, but this is a Suffolk County programme for more information please go to the Suffolk County councilĀ Click Here or talk with our family support team.