Assessment Skills

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This session will give participants the knowledge, skills and tools to assist them in the assessment of children and their families.


Participants will have been offered the opportunity to:

  • Consider all the factors that might affect the assessment process including attitudes, values, assumptions and biases and inter-agency relationships.
  • Understand the process of risk assessment in considering a child focused approach as part of the analysis and planning process
  • Know what assessment tools are available and how they may assist the assessment process.
  • Understand the impact of parenting capacity issues such as domestic abuse, substance misuse, parental learning disability and parental mental health, and also consider the impact and risks associated with an interaction of these capacity issues.
  • Consider how to use evidenced based professional judgement when analysing information and reaching conclusions.

Who should attend

Frontline practitioners working with Early Help cases or providing early help (early intervention). For example, health visitors, family support workers, school staff, YOS, etc.

Course details

  • Free

Booking information

  • Booking for all training dates open two calendar months before each training date commences.

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