Integrated Family Support

Integrated Family Support – New Contracts Offered

New contracts have been offered to Action for Children and Barnardo’s to provide Integrated Family support for more children, young people and families across Bristol. Action for Children have been delivering the work in East Central Bristol and will now be supporting families in North Bristol as well. Barnardo’s will be working in South Bristol. We are confident that these providers will deliver high quality and integrated support to children and families across the city.

Building on the good work of the current CAF (Common Assessment Framework) providers, we will ensure families continue to be supported in a holistic way that considers all their needs and builds on their strengths.

The new contracts will come into effect from July 2013. We have created a Bristol-specific version (the SAF – Single Assessment Framework) which is being tested in the North Area. The SAF is also being tested citywide by Bristol Youth Links and the Family Intervention Teams.  In the meantime, the CAF remains operational everywhere else.

You can read more about the interim arrangements by reading the Service Improvements to meet vulnerable Children & YP needs – May 2013 Update. This was sent to partners in Health, Education and the Police.

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Read the Frequently Asked Questions relating to First Response, the Single Assessment Framework and Integrated Family Support produced in February 2013. This was just prior to the start of the test phase in the North.