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Strategic Managers Integrated Working - Common Assessment Framework (CAF) at Acacia Training

Course description

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.

Who Should Apply:

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.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. 

Future opportunities

At the end of of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Acacia Training directly.

Last updated date: 18 August 2015
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