FACE Toolsets Person-centred, multi-professional and evidence-based.

High quality assessment is the cornerstone of good practice. Our holistic, person-centred toolsets are nationally accredited by the Department of Health and guaranteed to meet both clinical and policy requirements. They are the product of 20 years’ development work involving hundreds of practitioners, service users and carers, and are used throughout the UK and Ireland by the NHS, social care and independent sector.

Each FACE toolset is carefully tailored to the needs of the relevant care group and service context and supports:

  • The full cycle of assessment, planning and review
  • Integrated multi-professional and multi-agency working
  • Personalisation and resource allocation
  • Carer involvement
  • Outcome measurement
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Long-term conditions management

FACE Toolsets

The UK’s first fully integrated suite of risk assessment tools and outcome measures for use in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).


A comprehensive, integrated documentation system for health and social care, containing generic and specialist tools that support integrated health and social care working. The toolset includes the most widely used needs assessment tool in the UK and was nationally accredited by the Department of Health for use in single assessment processes. It is used in over half the country.

Learning Disability

A complete assessment, planning and review system for people with learning disabilities, including specialist assessment tools for people who also have mental health problems and epilepsy.

Mental Capacity & DOLS

Assessment tools meeting all legal requirements of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Mental Health

A complete documentation system for mental health services, including tools for Adult Mental Health, Older People’s Mental Health, Young People/CAMHS and Perinatal Services. Complies with all national data requirements and incorporates CPA assessment, risk assessment and a wide range of outcome measures.

Perinatal Psychiatry

A specialist toolset including clinical history, holistic clinical and social assessment, and risk assessment for perinatal mental health services. The toolset also includes health and social outcome measures and PROMs (patient-reported outcome measures) all tailored to the perinatal context.


Risk assessment and risk management tools for Mental Health, Older People, Learning Disabilities, Perinatal Services, Substance Misuse and Young People.

Substance Misuse

Specialist toolset for Addiction services, including core assessment, risk assessment, substance use history and forensic history.


Specialist toolset for telecare evaluation, prescription and outcomes monitoring.

Young People CAMHS

Specialist tools for young people/CAMHS. Includes a holistic assessment for young people with complex needs and a dedicated risk assessment.