Early Help assessment training

The name ‘ CAF ’ has changed to Early Help Assessment. This reflects that now we are using Signs of Wellbeing, we have moved away from the structure specified in the CAF framework. We also think Early Help Assessment is easier for everyone to understand.

This is a one day session for those working across services for children and young people. We will consider early intervention and prevention, and provide practitioners with an understanding of the Cheshire East Early Help assessment procedures. Delegates will be able to undertake Early Help assessments and plans and will be provided with their own copy of the Procedures following attendance at this multiagency training.

This training was previously known as CAF training.

Who should attend

Anyone working with expectant mothers, babies, children and young people who need to provide Early Help support to families as part of their role and who need a more in-depth understanding of Early Help assessments, the Early Help forms and the use of Cheshire East procedures.

All courses are held from 9am (for a 9.30am start) to 4.30pm.


  • Wednesday 21 November 2018, Room S10, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach
  • Monday 25 February 2019, Oakenclough Childrens Centre, Wilmslow


Nominations for Cheshire East Council internal staff should be emailed to CE Training Bookings. For external partners email trainingbookings@cheshireeast.gov.uk. Please book on more than one date that you are available as places are limited (we have increased the amount of people who attend each training) On the day of training tea and coffee is provided, but not lunch.

For further information regarding other services for children, young people and their families please visit the Cheshire East Family Information Service. They can assist Cheshire East Practitioners with information on agencies working with children and young people.

Contact us

Early Help Brokerage
Cheshire East Council


0300 123 5012 (option 3)

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