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Safeguarding young people at risk

It is the responsibilty of everyone who works with young people (Social workers, teachers, youth workers etc) to ensure that they keep young people safe.

Part of this involves taking action if a young person is thought to be at risk and there is a procedure for doing this called The Common Assessment Framework.

The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is about listening to you to find out what is working well in your life, and what more help you might need. An action plan is then put together with you to make sure you get the right sort of help.

The CAF is there to help you but if you donít want to take part in the CAF you donít have to Ė it really is up to you.

If there are lots of people helping you, one of these people may be your lead professional. This person will tell you what is happening, listen to any worries and support you. Your lead professional will also support the people who are helping you.†

For further information on CAF please see the Children and Young People's leaflet below.† If you need to discuss CAF with someone other than your parent or carer you should contact your lead professional. If you donít have a lead professional please contact the youth support service centre for where you live.

Download a leaflet about the Common Assessment Framework here

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