Joint Assessment Family Framework (JAFF)

If you are a family and you would to receive support from Families First you do not need to fill out a referral form. Please visit our how can I receive support section for more information. 

Information for professionals to refer

In order for professionals to refer families to Families First projects, the family must be referred into the service through our Joint Assessment Family Framework (JAFF) Referral Form.

The JAFF is a proportionate assessment of the family identifying their needs and services that the professional and family think would be appropriate.

Families must consent to work with Families First and have read the privacy notice (PDF). We also have an easy read version of the privacy notice (PDF).

The JAFF is then assessed by our Information Advice and Assistance (IAA) Service for suitability and sent to the relevant services for intervention work to begin.

The form is available to download below together with notes of guidance. Please complete electronically and return by email to

Joint Assessment Family Framework (JAFF) Referral Form (WORD)

Guidance notes (PDF)

Further information

If you are unsure as to what project may be best to suit the family’s needs or you want more information about the projects, please contact the Caerphilly Information, Advice, and Assistance Service (IAA) on 0808 100 1727.

Privacy Notice

Joint Assessment Family Framework (JAFF) - privacy notice (PDF)