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Common Assessment Framework (CAF) information for professionals

Information, guidance and resources to support practitioners working with children, young people and families in the CAF process.

The CAF is used by practitioners in a wide range of settings and circumstances.  It helps to identify early intervention services which will focus on improving life outcomes for the child or young person.

It provides agencies with the same standard baseline assessment from which more specialist assessments can be developed. For guidance about how the CAF framework and policy works go to the Local Safeguarding Children Board website.

From Monday 12 November 2018, the CAF referral form must be completed and submitted using the new secure Suffolk Children and Young People’s Portal. Please access the portal using the green button below.

The first time you complete a form you will be prompted to create a new portal account. Registering for an account is quick and easy, and you only need to do it once. To ensure the information you submit is secure, you will be required to log into your account every time you access the portal. 

Further support including a portal user guide and walk through videos are available on the portal overview page.