Team Around the Family (TAF)

Team Around the Family form (Microsoft Word format, 448kb)

Team Around the Family meetings

Team Around the Family meetings are where the family and practitioners come together to review the family’s plan. TAF meetings allow a family and practitioners to share and celebrate success, review the desired changes and agree next steps. With the consent of the family, TAF meetings can continue to take place every four to 12 weeks for as long as the family feel they are needed. The minutes of TAF meetings are recorded on an Early Help Review form which is stored on our form and upload page. The family should be provided with a copy of the minutes from each TAF meeting. If the family feel that TAF meetings are no longer needed they should let one of the practitioners they are working with know.

Voice of the Child

The wishes and feelings of the family should be gathered before each TAF meeting to ensure that the family’s thoughts and opinions are considered. Tools that can support professionals to capture the voice of the child can be found on the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

Chairing/Minuting of TAF Meetings

It is the responsibility of the professionals working with a family to chair and minute TAF meetings. Who will chair and who will minute a TAF meeting should be agree between professionals prior to the meeting and any professional working a family can chair or minute. A guide for professionals on chairing TAF meetings can be found below. Early Help Assessment Coordinators can provide advice and support to professionals coordinating or chairing TAF meetings.

Forms and upload

Access forms and upload completed documents on the Early Help forms and upload page.

Advice and guidance

Early Help Assessment Coordinators can offer advice and support to families and practitioners regarding the Early Help Assessment and TAF processes. To contact email EHAT@salford.gov.uk or call 0161 603 4239.

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

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