FACE Child & Young Person's Health and Social Care

A solution developed to provide a clear and structured approach to personalised care for young people.


Designed to be completed in a manner that is proportionate to the individual’s need. Only complete what you need.

Supports transition

All FACE assessments (for children, young people and adults) are built on the same principles. This means that families become familiar with the questions and processes and get early sight of any personal budget changes.

Supports multi-agency working

Having been developed with healthcare, social care and education practitioners the tools seamlessly aid integration to deliver better outcomes for all.

Integrated solution

The FACE Child & Young Person's Needs Profile and RAS has been developed to provide a personal budgets solution across Education, Health & Social Care. Depending on local requirements, the solution can be used to support the identification of needs in Health & Social Care and Education either separately or as a single tool.


The FACE Child & Young Person's Needs Profile has been developed in collaboration with 13 local authorities and CCGs. It provides a simple means of identifying information about a child or young person's health, social care and education needs.

The RAS provides an estimated personal budget amount to support the child or young person in each area. The needs profile and RAS can be separated between one or more agencies, to enable a personal budget to be calculated in as many areas as required.

FACE Assessment Toolsets are a product of over 20 years’ development work involving hundreds of practitioners, service users and carers. They are guaranteed to meet all clinical, management and national requirements.

They are also updated regularly with the involvement of our user network. We are constantly seeking to both improve existing tools and design new tools to meet emerging needs.

Included in Toolset

  • Child & Young Person’s Needs Profile (Social Care)
  • Child & Young Person’s Needs Profile (Health & Social Care)
  • Child & Young Person’s Needs Profile (Education)
  • Child & Young Person’s RAS

Training and Support

All toolsets include high quality supporting documentation and training materials. We can provide on-site training for new users through our network of experienced trainers.

In addition, we run a central training programme for people who wish to become ‘expert users’. This course is designed for senior practitioners or trainers who will be taking a lead in implementing FACE toolsets in their organisation.

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