By Jeff Fowler
A functional software for the evaluate of youngsters and their households, this consultant allows execs to make expert judgements approximately baby safeguard matters. Firmly rooted in present perform, it attracts at the services of a training advisor and skilled certified social employee Jeff Fowler, whose paintings has already shaped the foundation of steering experiences for baby safety firms and court docket proceedings.
offering targeted checklists for accumulating and reading details very important to a top perform overview, it is also sensible sections that concentrate on assessing attachment concerns, formative years reviews, alcohol and drug abuse, and parenting talents and talents. It offers a vital case research resulting in an review record which are used for case meetings, as a middle overview in care lawsuits, or for statements in private and non-private legislation matters.
it is a valuable instrument for an individual project checks but in addition for others who should be desirous about features of kid security paintings reminiscent of social staff, future health execs, lecturers, and felony and felony justice professionals.
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In the main the work must be done in an environment where the family feels most comfortable. That would normally be the family home, and experience suggests that this is the setting in which many assessments can be undertaken. However, family homes can sometimes contain distractions and noise, which is unhelpful or even counterproductive. Some issues may be extremely sensitive, and the possibility of being overheard at home must be considered. There may be issues of safety for the workers which necessitate the work being undertaken in a setting where appropriate safeguards can be in place.
R Does s/he scapegoat any of the children? £ r Does s/he have unrealistic expectations of the child? £ r Does s/he have poor knowledge about child care and child development? £ r Does her/his behaviour have a negative impact on the child? £ r Does s/he expose the child to the risk of significant harm? I r Number of significant risk indicators I __ Number of risk indicators £ __ Number of areas of non indicated risk __ Number of areas where insufficient information exists r __ STARTING ASSESSMENT 29 Information about Each Child Name Relationship Ye s N o Don’t know Was the child planned?
How well do you think they got on together? · Was either person in charge of the relationship? If so, why do you think that was? · How often did they argue? · What kind of things did they argue about? · What happened when they argued? · Who came off best when they argued? · Were they ever violent to each other? · How did you feel when they argued or were violent? · Why do you think they behaved in the way they did? In respect of each sibling, step-sibling or half-sibling: · How would you describe them?