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CAF

The Common Assessment Framework, known as CAF, is used as a means of recognising and addressing the needs of families.

Call for evidence

When an organisation asking experts to tell them what they think about something.

CAMHS

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

Care and Support Bill

A Bill that will make changes to the law about how adult social care and health services work.

Carer

A person who is looking after a child but isn’t their birth parent.

Case Studies

Stories about someone’s experience to show how services work in real life.

CDC

Council for Disabled Children

Children and Families Bill

A new set of laws that the government want to introduce. This will include changes that affect how disabled children, young people and families get the services and support they need.

CoP

Code of Practice - A guide to tell local authorities what they need to do to work within the law and provide support for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.