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Common Assessment Framework (CAF) Training - Free Course

Thursday 21st September 2023

Thursday 18th January 2024

Thursday 2nd May 2024

09.00 till 12.00

Via MS Teams

Thurrock LSCP are pleased to offer front line practitioners the opportunity to attend FREE CAF Training.

This course provides practitioners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to participate fully in assessment and referral processes using the Thurrock Signs of Safety Framework.

This course will enable you to understand:

  • What a CAF pre-assessment checklist is and when to use it
  • The key principles of and background to the CAF
  • How to undertake a CAF following the Signs of Safety (SoS) practice model
  • When and when not to undertake the CAF
  • The main stages in completing a CAF
  • Identifying what a good CAF assessment looks like
  • How the CAF interfaces with other assessments
  • How to use a CAF to inform a specialist assessment

This course is intended all children's workforce practitioners, i.e., all staff who work with children, young people and their families. 

To book onto this training, please click here

By submitting the application, you agree to the terms and conditions of the below declaration:-

  1. I confirm that I have read the attendance criteria and learning outcomes and believe that I will significantly benefit from this learning and that I meet the criteria.
  2. I will take all necessary steps to ensure that the learning outcomes are reinforced in the workplace.
  3. My Line Manager has agreed to me undertaking this training.
  4. I agree to complete initial feedback at the end of this training session and will complete the follow up feedback six weeks later.  I am aware that failure to complete either of these feedbacks will result in notification to my manager and I will not receive my certificate of attendance, which may affect my compliance to meet any statutory requirements.
  5. I understand that places will be allocated by Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Partnership.
  6. I understand that my details may be securely and confidentially retained by Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Partnership for statistical and information purposes only.
  7. For non-chargeable courses, I agree to reimburse Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Partnership for late cancellation or non-attendance, without 5 working days notice.


In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018, the information provided on this form will be held for the purposes of training and development.  This information will be stored securely in electronic format and any original hard copies disposed of as confidential waste.  The information will be processed by members of the LSCP Business Team and will be kept in accordance with retention policies.  It may be shared with other LSCP members for the purposes of audit and scrutiny.


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