The Converged Assessment Framework (CAF) consists of three elements:
1) Data Collection Tool (Excel and online on the AH platform)
2) Verification Protocol (PDF)
3) Guidance (PDF)
Data Collection Tool (Excel and online on the AH platform)
The ‘Questionnaire’ used to gather data on social and labor conditions in a facility. Contains all the assessment questions that a facility must answer through a self/joint-assessment and that will be verified by an SLCP approved Verifier. Can be filled in online on an Accredited Host platform or offline through an Excel file downloadable from an Accredited Host.
For a facility, only the self/joint-assessment part of the Data Collection Tool is visible. For the Verifier, after downloading from an Accredited Host, the Data Collection Tool includes the self-/joint-assessment data from the specific facility the Verifier was assigned to, and the blank verification fields for completion by the Verifier. The Verifier version of the Data Collection Tool also includes a Verification Summary that the Verifier generates.
Verification Protocol (PDF)
Document that contains the procedures, rules and process requirements for conducting an SLCP verification.
Two separate documents, one for the Verifier and one for the Facility. The Verifier Guidance helps Verifiers complete the verified assessment report by giving guidance on how to verify a facility’s answers and complete all required verification data fields in the Data Collection Tool. The Facility Guidance is a step-by-step guidance to teach facilities how to start and complete the SLCP assessment process.
The Data Collection Tool is available in multiple languages. However, the answers in the Data Collection Tool must always be given in English.
Find the CAF documents here: https://slcp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/360005179434-Converged-Assessment-Framework-CAF-