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Team around the family


TAF stands for Team Around the Family.

A TAF is a way of working out what extra support you and your family may need. It is used to get everyone working together to identify the needs and strengths of your family. This will look at what extra support you may need and who is best to help you.

If you want a TAF you can ask anyone working with you or your family. This could be a youth worker, someone in school or a health professional.

Information for practitioners

Team Around the Family is everybody’s business. Support and guidance relating to TAF is available on the Early Help and Prevention News website below.

Information includes TAF and Children in Need planning procedures, feedback and assessment forms for families, consent forms, details of TAF champions and information about how to step cases up and down. Online forms to log TAFs and record when there is a dispute or unmet need are also accessible via the above link.

The documentation is updated regularly. Please ensure you download the documents as you need them to ensure you are using the most up to date version.