We provide a range of independent family assessments. Our assessment services comply fully with the Assessment Framework of Children in Need and their families. We aim to integrate theory, research and practical wisdom to provide a seamless child assessment service blending all three elements.

A comprehensive balanced family assessment / child assessment is essential to enable all those involved to develop a clear understanding of the family dynamic, and the child’s experiences in order to ensure that the most appropriate services are provided and children are protected from harm. These include SGO, Kinship Care assessments, enabling wherever possible, children to be cared for within their family of origin. Our Independent Social Workers make recommendations which are both realistic and achievable.

The timescale for each assessment from receipt of a formal letter of instruction and the bundle to filing of our report is around 4 – 6 weeks. However, assessments of parents who have learning difficulties may take slightly longer.