30 January 2024

FCS Common Assessment Tool Next Steps

FCS Common Assessment Tool Next Steps

Thanks to all who came along to our Sector Conversation on the new Family Connect and Support Common Assessment Tool! (CAT) 

We heard from Jessica Rohas from DCJ about the development of the tool, and the intentions of it being a flexible living document where families can lead the process and be given their own copy to share with other services, reducing the burden of needing to redo and retell their story.  

Sector colleagues who had had a chance to review and trial the tool shared their insights and experience of the CAT in practice; how it enhanced rapport building, grounded conversations and helped practitioners explore culture and spirituality in meaningful ways.  

At Fams, we are keen to continue exploring how the CAT can be used to enhance practice, bring consistency in assessment across the sector, and support emerging practitioners to build confidence and skills in assessment.  

If you or members of your team are interested in joining a common assessment tool practice group, click here to fill out the EOI. 

If you or a colleague were unable to attend the session, click here to view! Check out the Common Assessment Tool Resources here