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The Family Common Assessment Framework

This page is known as: www.birmingham.gov.uk/caf


The Family Common Assessment Framework (fCAF) provides a method for assessing needs for children and young people to support earlier intervention and to improve joint working and communication between practitioners. It uses a common language for assessment purposes thereby giving a more consistent view for delivering the most appropriate response.

It improves the coordination and consistency between assessments leading to fewer and shorter specialist assessments.

The fCAF is to be used for children who have additional needs in one or more of three areas:

  • their growth and development
  • additional educational requirements
  • family and environmental issues, and
  • any specific needs of the parent / carer.

If any such needs are identified practitioners can identify and record the level of concern and interventions required.

Information for Practitioners

Go to the Training page for Practitioners

Go to the Forms page for Practitioners



Contact details for the fCAF team

Locality Area fCAF Coordinators:

East 07867 469 868
North 07867 469 866
South 07867 358 561
West & Central 07867 358 566

City fCAF Coordinator (team manager):

  • 0121 303 2291