Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Common Assessment Framework. The way things used to be: Healthcare Staff Youth Offending Team Child Psychologist Connexions PA Educ. Welfare Officers.

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Common Assessment Framework. The way things used to be: Healthcare Staff Youth Offending Team Child Psychologist Connexions PA Educ. Welfare Officers."— Presentation transcript:

1 Common Assessment Framework

2 The way things used to be: Healthcare Staff Youth Offending Team Child Psychologist Connexions PA Educ. Welfare Officers SENCO & Educational psychologists LEA special educational needs EWSConnexionsCAMHSYOT Universal Healthcare Social workers Social Services Health Visitor PCT All Other Practitioners All Other Agencies Education Staff Universal Education Conduct Disorder Statement of SEN Children in Need At Risk Register ASSETAPIR Risks to parents = assessment = practitioner = agency

3 Background to Integrated Working Lord Lamings enquiry in 2003 into the tragic death of Victoria Climbié identified fault lines in the system: Interventions only when the familys situation got critical Support sequential & intermittent Poor communication between agencies Little integration of services Weak supervision & accountability

4 The Vision Healthcare Staff Youth Offending Team Connexions PA LEA Inclusion Services Youth & Play Service ConnexionsCAMHS YOT / YISP PCT & Acute Health Social workers Specialist services Housing Birmingham Children & Young Peoples Plan All Other Practitioners Voluntary Orgs Education Staff Universal Education Lead PractitionerService Directory Information Sharing Guidance Common Assessment Framework Local services CAMHS MDT Youth & Play Workers SENCO, Ed psychologist EWOs etc Integrated Front-Line Service Delivery Childrens Centres Integrated Youth Support Childrens NSF Extended Schools Safeguarding Youth crime Reduction Children & Young Peoples Board Outcomes for children & young people

5 Background of CAF Every Child Matters: Green paper, 2003 Every Child Matters: The Next Steps The Children Act, 2004 Every Child Matters: Change for Children Other Acts, Programmes, Policies Published alongside the formal response to the report into the death of Victoria Climbié, the young girl who was horrifically abused, tortured, and eventually killed by her great aunt and the man with whom they lived. Published; then The Children Act 2004 passed, providing the legislative spine for developing more effective and accessible services focused around the needs of children, young people and families. Section 10: Duty to Co-operate to improve well-being Section 11: Safeguarding and promoting welfare of children National framework for local change programmes… shifting the focus from dealing with the consequences of difficulties in children(s) lives to preventing things from going wrong in the first place. Birmingham Childrens Plan

6 Every Child Matters is a new approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19. The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to: be healthy stay safe enjoy and achieve make a positive contribution achieve economic well-being Be Healthy Physically, mentally, emotionally & sexually healthy Healthy lifestyles Stay Safe Safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence & sexual exploitation; accidental injury & death Safe from bullying & discrimination, crime & anti-social behaviour Safe from crime & anti-social behaviour in & out of school Have security/stability & are cared for Enjoy & Achieve Ready for school, attend & enjoy school Achieve national educational standards Achieve personal & social development & enjoy recreation Make a Positive Contribution Engage in law-abiding behaviour in & out of school Develop positive relationships Develop self confidence & deal with life changes Achieve Economic Well-Being Engage in FE; ready for employment Live in decent homes/sustainable communities Live in households free from low-income Aim of Every Child Matters

7 Standard assessment can be used by all agencies working with children/young people CAF – Assessment Child/young person focused -9mths to 19yrs (25yrs with ….disabilities or care leavers) Based on consent Holistic: multi-agency …response Link to statutory assessments CAF – Process Integrated working Engagement of parents /young people Information Sharing Transparent Common Assessment Framework

8 The CAF as part of a continuum Promoting Childrens Well-being in Birmingham I = Identification and action T = Transition N = Needs met Go straight to level 4 as soon as risk of significant harm suspected Common Assessment Framework undertaken CHILD Safeguard & Promoting welfare CHILDS DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS PARENTING CAPACITY FAMILY & ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Pre-CAF Checklist & consider CAF Assessment Referral for Statutory Assessment

9 Integrated Support Plan Meeting with practitioners and family Lead Practitioner allocated Pre Assessment Checklist Identify need CAF Complete assessment with Child/Family Gain consent for information sharing Review Meeting with practitioners and family Review progress on ISP Evaluation Family and Lead Practitioner evaluations CAF Stages

10 CAF can be used with any unborn baby, new baby, child or young person who has additional, unmet needs It does not need to be done with everyone CAF is NOT child protection – where these concerns exist BSCB procedures should be followed Common assessment is likely to be of help when: Age appropriate progress is not being made and causes are unclear The support of more than one agency is needed Common assessment need not be done where: Progress is satisfactorily Needs are already identified and are being met Needs are clear and can be met by the family or by the assessing agency CAF or Not to CAF

11 Monica has recently arrived in Birmingham from Southampton. She is a single mother with four children; two boys of 13 and 3 yrs and two girls of 14 and 18 months. The children have no contact with their father who is currently in Prison. Monica is keen to start a new life in Birmingham but is concerned that she has left behind her extended social support network. Monica has been engaged in a substitute prescribing programme for the past 15 years and Southampton CDT has made arrangement for her treatment to be transferred to Aston CDT. It is hoped that once settled she will be able to receive her treatment through the GP that she has recently registered with as they are part of the Shared Care Scheme. CAF Case Study

12 As part of her transfer arrangements the Drug Worker at Aston CDT has undertaken a reassessment and devised a care plan to support Monicas move to Birmingham. Monica is very proud of her children and is keen to support them in settling in Birmingham. She discloses to the Drug Worker that she is worried that the 3 yr old boy is not talking very well and relies on his older brothers & sisters to communicate for him. She also mentions that one of the reasons that she has left Southampton is that her 13 yr old son was getting involved with the wrong crowd and that he has been very quiet since his Dad went to prison. She is concerned because he has already had a fixed term exclusion from school for violent outbursts. What are the Drug Workers next steps……….. CAF Case Study

13 Concern about the child or young person of an Parent/Carer engaging with an Adult Service Child or Young Person at risk of harm Referral to Specialist Services (Child Protection) Yes No Pre-assessment completed by Adult Service & sent to appropriate agency Pre-assessment reviewed by Agency Multi-agency Response with CAF 1 st Integrated Support Plan Meeting. Adult Service to attend to: Clarify role of Adult Service Establish client confidentiality Contribute to ISP If Parent withdraw from Adult Service or treatment ends ISP Review Meetings. CAF Episode Ends Child or Young Person at risk of harm No Yes ISP Review Meetings. Adult Service to submit report using CAF documentation YesNo No further action, but continue to monitor situation Follow your Agencies safeguarding procedures Felt to be At risk Adult Services & the Common Assessment Framework Single agency Response

14 13 year old boy Pre-assessment checklist: Anger management Trauma of Dads arrest Not settling to area Behaviour at school Social isolation Potential pre-criminalised Sent to School Childrens Services next steps: After school activities Counselling Anger Management PAYP – YISP Connexions CAF Process CAF Case Study: Action Plan 18 month & 3 year old search for local Childrens Centre Signpost Mum/phone call to Centre Social network for Mum Mums & Toddlers Group Day nursery Provision 1 st stage Speech & Language (SLT) Referral on to Specialist SLT 14 year old girl Referral to Connexions

Download ppt "Common Assessment Framework. The way things used to be: Healthcare Staff Youth Offending Team Child Psychologist Connexions PA Educ. Welfare Officers."

Similar presentations

Ads by Google