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Strategic Managers Integrated Working - Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

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On average this
course contributes
2-3 hours
towards your CPD

Over four million people in the UK work with Children, young people and families. The focus of this module is the Integrated working between these people, why it is important, who it can affect and the most effective way to achieve this through the use of three main components. Common Assessment Framework (CAF), Information Sharing and Lead Professional.

On completion of this module learners will have covered these learning objectives from the following sections:

  • The Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
    • Know what a CAF is, why it is needed and what the aims of the CAF are
    • Understand what the key components of a CAF are
    • Know who a CAF is aimed at and when a CAF should be carried out
    • Have had an opportunity to consider implementing/embedding the CAF in practice
  • Lead Professional
    • Know what a Lead Professional is, why they are needed and what their key functions are
    • Know when a Lead Professional is chosen to help a child and family
    • Know what skills and knowledge are needed to become a Lead Professional
    • Understand how a Lead Professional is identified and selected
  • Information Sharing
    • Know how information sharing can assist the process for intervening to help children
    • Have an awareness of the legal framework and Cross Governmental Guidance for Information Sharing
    • Appreciate the role a practitioner plays in balancing confidentiality issues with the need to share information
    • Know some of the barriers to good Information Sharing and how they may be overcome
    • Understand the 6 Principles to adopt when considering sharing information
    • Understand issues regarding consent and under what circumstances information can be shared

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Overview of Strategic Managers Integrated Working
  • Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
  • Role of Lead Professional
  • Information Sharing

Target Audience

Individuals who are either a manager or leader of staff who work with children, young people and families. Please be aware that this training content deals with a potentially disturbing subject matter and material and images used may be of a graphic nature. The module carries links to help lines and national support agencies that can be contacted should you feel the need to talk about the subject to someone other than your colleagues or manager.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

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Easy to understand and follow and can go at my own pace
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Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2-3 hours.

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