Team Around the Family
Team Around the Family (TAF) is a model of managing multi-agency provision in a way that makes sense to children/young people and their families. This keeps the child and their needs at the centre of what we do. The TAF brings together a range of different practitioners to support an individual child or young person and/or their parents/carers. Members of the TAF meet with the family to agree the content of the plan and what solutions are to be developed and implemented. It is important that the child or young person and parents/carers and included in the TAF meeting and reviews.
The model does not imply a multi-disciplinary team that is located together all the time; rather it suggests a group of practitioners working together as needed to help a particular child or young person.
All agencies who have signed up to this protocol will ensure that professionals attend TAFs as and when invited.
The TAF model is based on the ethos that a flexible workforce is essential if children services are to be able to meet the diverse needs of each and every child or young person. TAF places the emphasis firmly on the needs and strengths of the child or young person, rather than on organisations or service providers. It reinforces the 'working with' rather than 'doing to' the child or young person and their parents/carers.
This should be through the Child's Plan which is based on the 'My World' triangle.
Please click onto : Mulit-Agency Support Hub (MASH), Lead Professional (LP), Team Around Family (TAF) Process [1Mb] for the full document.
- Child protection
- Youth Offending
- Children with Disabilities