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1. Multi-Agency Thresholds for Safeguarding Children and Young People | Last Updated: 14 May 2014
Updated May 2014
This revised document provides guidance on accessing the right level of support for children and young people with additional needs. For full details please visit www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF
2. Multi-Agency Thresholds - Our Roles and Responsibilities | Last Updated: 14 May 2014
Updated May 2014
Full multi-agency collaborative working and informed decision making with the child and their family can deliver truly effective and long lasting change and reduce the need for crisis intervention services. This document seeks to describe our roles and that of our colleagues and highlights that we all have a responsibility for ensuring all children and young people achieve positive outcomes and are kept safe from harm.

For full guidance please visit www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF
3. Multi-Agency Thresholds: A3 Poster Guide | Last Updated: 14 May 2014
Updated May 2014
This A3 poster can be used as a visual guide to accessing appropriate children's services in Wiltshire.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF
4a. Assessment Tools: CAF Pre-assessment checklist | Last Updated: 4 March 2013
Reviewed February 2013
A helpful assessment tool as part of the CAF process for children & young people.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF
4b. Assessment Tools: The Assessment Triangle | Last Updated: 4 March 2013
Reviewed February 2013
A diagram displaying the assessment factors of the Common Assessment Framework - grouped in three domains.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF
4c. CAF Assessment Wheel | Last Updated: 30 September 2014
The Wiltshire Wheel (updated 30.09.2014)
A useful tool (sometimes referred to as the Wiltshire Web) for assessing children and young people's needs.
5a. CAF and Social Care Protocol (aka the Step Up, Step Down process) | Last Updated: 16 May 2014
May 2014 update
This CAF and Social Care Protocol document is to be read in conjunction with further multi-agency thresholds guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF.
5b. Poster: CAF and Social Care Protocol (aka the Step Up, Step Down process) | Last Updated: 16 May 2014
February 2013 v3.0
A poster showing the key actions and responsibilities of the CAF Team and Children's Social Care.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF
5c. What to do if you suspect serious abuse or neglect | Last Updated: 4 June 2014
Flowchart - updated May 2014
A flowchart showing immediate actions if you suspect child abuse and/or neglect. Also refer to the South West Child Protection Procedures.
6a. CAF Pathway for Expectant Young Mums | Last Updated: 6 February 2014
Flowchart - February 2013
A summary guide of actions to support expectant young mums. See also the related practice standards document.


6b. CAF Pathway for Expectant Young Mums - Practice Standards | Last Updated: 6 February 2014
February 2013
Practice standards for supporting young mums.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF
7a. Forms: SARF (Specific Agency Referral Form) | Last Updated: 23 May 2014
Updated June 2013 v13.0
The SARF is to be used when a child or young person has an additional need and a specific service is required. For details of which services are accessible via the SARF please see full guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF.

Version control:
V13 10th June 2013 - Spurgeons added to the list of accessible services.
7c. Form: Referral to Gateway Panel form | Last Updated: 17 September 2014
February 2013 v4.0
Referral form to Gateway Panel v4.0 January 2013.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF.
7d. Form: Notification to Social Care | Last Updated: 20 May 2014
Contact details revised May 2014
This form is to be used to place a formal request to refer a child or young person to Children's Social Care. It is always helpful to contact a Duty Social Worker to discuss your concerns before making a referral to Children’s Social Care.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF.
7e. Form: Wiltshire Risk Management Panel | Last Updated: 4 March 2013
Referral form
Form for referring cases to the Wiltshire Risk Management Panel. Note the referral form is for adolescents having Level 3 and above unmet needs and risks.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF.
7f. Form: TAC Delivery Plan and CAF Review | Last Updated: 30 September 2014
updated 30.09.2014
The TAC Delivery Plan – describes how the team around the child are to support the young person. The CAF Review is a review of the effectiveness of those actions.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF.
8a. Monitoring CAF: Young Persons questionnaire after CAF completed | Last Updated: 8 September 2014
February 2013
To be completed by the young person after a CAF has been completed, actions implemented and the CAF is closed.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF.
8b. Monitoring CAF: Parents questionnaire after CAF completed | Last Updated: 5 September 2014
February 2013
To be completed by the parents or carer after a CAF has been completed, actions implemented and the CAF is closed.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF.
8c. Monitoring CAF: Lead Professional questionnaire after CAF completed | Last Updated: 5 September 2014
August 2014
To be completed by the Lead Professional after a CAF has been completed, actions implemented and the CAF is closed.

See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF.
8d. Monitoring CAF: Child's questionnaire after CAF completed | Last Updated: 8 September 2014
To be completed by the child after a CAF has been completed, actions implemented, and the CAF closed.
See further guidance at www.wiltshirepathways.org/?CAF.
9a. MAF Meeting Dates 2013-14 | Last Updated: 2 May 2014
Multi-Agency Forum dates
Planned meeting dates 2013-14. Dates and venues are subject to change.
Becoming a Lead Professional | Last Updated: 22 September 2014
for an Early Help CAF
When a child or young person has multiple needs and requires help from more than one service,the role of the Lead Professional is created as part of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) early help process.
Best practice standards for CAFs | Last Updated: 18 November 2013

CAF Case Study | Last Updated: 16 February 2012
Summary of an example CAF
An anonymised case study example of a completed Common Assessment Framework (CAF).
CAF Guide for Parents - leaflet | Last Updated: 5 February 2014
Published December 2007
Guide to the Common Assessment Framework for Parents and Carers.
Commitment to MAF 04.09.14 | Last Updated: 23 September 2014
Joint letter from Children's Trust and WSCB
This letter, signed by Carolyn Godfrey and Clifford Turner, stresses the importance of Multi-Agency Forums (MAFs)
DfE CAF Form definitions | Last Updated: 18 April 2013
DfE Guide to definitions used in the CAF Form

Document security | Last Updated: 15 August 2011
Password protecting word files and email protocols
This document describes how to password protect word files and ensure they are emailed safely. This is particularly important when sending sensitive or personal information electronically.
Early Help CAF Form | Last Updated: 15 October 2014
Revised - June 2014

Early Help CAF Form - Example | Last Updated: 15 October 2014
(June 2014)
An example of a 'good' Early Help CAF form for reference
Guidance on completing a CAF | Last Updated: 18 April 2013
Things to consider when completing a CAF form

Information Sharing: Questions and Answers | Last Updated: 15 August 2011
Published March 2009
Frequently asked questions on information sharing.
Integrated Peer Working Standards | Last Updated: 11 September 2012

MAF Meeting Dates 2014-15 | Last Updated: 23 October 2014
Multi-Agency Forum dates (updated 2.10.14)
Planned meeting dates 2014-15. Dates and venues are subject to change.
Practitioners Guide to Information Sharing | Last Updated: 15 August 2011
Supoprting document for practitioners needing to understand the implications of Information Sharing.
SLT Background information for referrals | Last Updated: 10 October 2013
Background information from parents Sept 2013

Thresholds poster – Young People’s version | Last Updated: 29 May 2013
As children & young people go through life, they sometimes need some extra support with things. This poster explains what support they might get and when.
It’s important to know that there are different levels of support available.

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