Reid, James and Littlechild, Brian (2007) Children and Families – Assessment and Planning. In: The Post Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers. Jessica Kingsley, pp. 95-105. ISBN 9781843104285Metadata only available from this repository.
The Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (Department of Health, 2000), comprising three interacting domains, standardised forms, and time-limited initial and core assessments, is by now very familiar. The framework, developed to address concern about assessment practice in the 1990’s, has achieved a number of its aims including greater partnership with parents and carers (Cleaver and Walker, 2004). Furthermore, when used skilfully, the framework can have (in the broadest sense of the term) a therapeutic impact (Millar and Corby, 2006). Nonetheless, important questions remain about the framework’s focus and assessment practice. this chapter considers some of the issues that important for a practitioner to consider when undertaking an assessment.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Schools:||School of Education and Professional Development|
|Depositing User:||James Reid|
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2011 09:10|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2011 09:10|
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