Strategic Managers Integrated Working - Common Assessment Framework

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Delivery Method: eLearning

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Over four million people in the UK work with Children, young people and families. The focus of this course 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 course 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

Lesson Plan

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


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


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


Approximately 2 - 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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