Blog Assessments

Risk Assessment

23-Jul-2017

Risk is the possibility that an event will occur with harmful outcomes for a particular person or others with whom they come into contact. Risk factors are those things that are identified in the childs circumstances or environment that might co...

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Parents with Learning Disabilities.

05-Jul-2016

Where there are concerns that parents / carers have a learning disability, the PAM (Parenting Assessment Manual) should be undertaken by a social worker trained in using this assessment tool. If this assessment concludes that the parents / carers do...

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pre-birth assessment

30-Aug-2015

The main purpose of a pre-birth assessment is to identify: What the needs of and risks to the newborn child may be; Whether the parent/s are capable of recognising these and working with; Professionals so that the needs can be met and t...

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Common Assessment Framework (CAF)

30-Aug-2015

The Common Assessment Framework (CAF) is a process for gathering and recording information about a child for whom a practitioner has concerns in a standard format, identifying the needs of the child and how the needs can be met. It is a shared asses...

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Core Assessments

30-Aug-2015

A Core Assessment is an in depth assessment and should be completed within a maximum of 35 working days. It must be led by a qualified and experienced social worker, (in accordance with the Framework for Assessment of Children in Need and their Fam...

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Viability Assessments

30-Aug-2015

Viability assessments are usually conducted by friends and family social workers in the Local Authority family placement service or by sessional workers commissioned by the team manager. In exceptional circumstances locality workers may need to cond...

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Criteria for Initial Assessments

30-Aug-2015

Following a referral to Children's Social Care there are 5 decisions that can be made at the referral stage: That No Further Action is necessary; That an Initial Assessment (IA) is required; That a Child Protection Enquiry (S.47) is required; Th...

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