This report outlines the emerging findings from an exploratory study to examine the
costs and impact of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF). The study was
commissioned by the Department for Education and commenced in December 2010.
The research aims to examine the costs and impact of the Common Assessment
Framework and will explore four key areas: the costs of CAF; the services provided
to children and families; the impact of CAF on professionals; the impact of CAF on
Department of Education. Loughborough: Centre for Child and Family Research.