- 2-3 Study Hours
- Online Study
- Self-Printed Certificate
- 4 CPD Points
- CPD Certified
The 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 Climbié 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 CAT 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’ dentifying who might need it, and what assessment involves
- When a 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 schools and colleges, downloads of relevant reading and reports including the Victoria Climbieé inquiry, and full details about using the CAF form.
You will learn
- Why information sharing is important; what can be shared, what should be shared, and how to do this correctly
- The legal framework of information sharing, including consent and agreements
- Recognise the principles and rules, such as the Caldicott Principles
- Understand what is meant by ‘early help’, who might need early help, what type of help is available, and who provides it
- Know who to contact if a child or young person causes concern
- Recognise the range of vulnerabilities experienced by children, young people, adults and families, explain the factors making people vulnerable, their implications and their risks
- Understand and describe the professional responses to people who are vulnerable
- Understand the Common Assessment Framework and recognise the areas it covers, and how it is used in practice
Who is it for?
- Teaching assistant
- Social Workers
- Council Workers
- Youth and Family Workers
- Anyone working with possibly vulnerable children, young people, adults and families
Legislation covered in this course includes:
The Care Act 2014