Early Help and CAF
This course includes challenges to test the learner's ongoing knowledge, videos and interactivity to retain interest, examples of early help in schools and colleges, downloads of relevant reading and reports including the Victoria Climbie inquiry, and full details about using the CAF form.
Early help or early intervention involves supporting families when a problem first occurs and can be utilised at any point in a child or young persons life.
Early help can have massively positive impacts on a childs future development and is therefore crucial that anyone working with children, young people or their families understands the importance of early help.
This wide ranging CAF safeguarding course is designed to help all those working with children, adults and families who could benefit from Early Help.
It covers information sharing and its ramifications, the definition of early help and how to access it, and is suitable for social workers, youth and family workers, teachers, and anyone working with possibly vulnerable children, young people, adults and families.
Topics covered in this CAF training course include:
- The definition and importance of information sharing, when it is necessary and appropriate
- Types of information
- Confidentiality, information security and GDPR
- What can be achieved by information sharing
- The difference between sharing information about children and about adults and the specific needs of children
- The definition of 'early help' identifying who might need it, and what assessments involve
- When and how a child, young person, adult or family might be vulnerable
- The Toxic Trio
- Definition, background and purpose of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF)
- How to use the CAF in practice, including the CAF form
- Legislation covering all the above
- Numbers and statistics as relevant
This CAF online training course includes challenges to test the learner's ongoing knowledge, videos and interactivity to retain interest, examples of early help in