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Team Around the Family

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 provides the legal framework to deliver the Getting it right for every child vision. A Child's Pathway was developed and agreed across Ayrshire. This includes Team Around the Family (TAF) which describes a group of practitioners who contribute to improving a child's wellbeing by having the child and family at the centre. TAF is proportionate to the needs of the child and is facilitated at different levels from the Named Person having a discussion with the child and family up to a Child Protection TAF.

The TAF model helps ensure that children receive the right help, at the right time by the right people resulting in:

  • More appropriate inclusion of the child and their family ensuring their views are heard and respected.
  • Fewer meetings for children and families to attend.
  • Children, Young People and Parents being meaningfully involved in the Child's Plan.
  • Improved partnership working and appreciation of roles and responsibilities.
  • Getting it right for every child ethos and language is recognised across children's services