By Jeff Fowler
A sensible device for the overview of kids and their households, this advisor allows pros to make proficient judgements approximately baby safety 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 root of steerage experiences for baby safety firms and courtroom proceedings.
supplying precise checklists for accumulating and reading info important to a most sensible perform evaluation, it is usually sensible sections that target assessing attachment matters, youth stories, alcohol and drug abuse, and parenting abilities and skills. It provides a critical case research resulting in an evaluation record which are used for case meetings, as a middle overview in care court cases, or for statements in private and non-private legislation matters.
this can be a important device for somebody venture tests but in addition for others who could be keen on points of kid defense paintings similar to social staff, healthiness pros, lecturers, and criminal and felony justice professionals.
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R Have any referrals to the GP or hospital been inappropriate? £ r Is the child referred to by carers as being difficult, demanding, naughty, aggressive? £ r 30 A PRACTITIONER’S TOOL FOR CHILD PROTECTION… Yes No Don’t know Is the child non-attending at school or arriving late for school? £ r Is the child ever inappropriately dressed? £ r Does the child ever look tired or neglected? £ r Does the child have responsibilities beyond her/his age? £ r Has the child ever been reported because of child protection concerns?
Janet and Roger will rearrange any sessions which Michelle or John cancel for a valid reason. Sessions will be cancelled if John is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If John becomes angry during any of the sessions, workers will suggest a short break. Sessions will be stopped if John threatens staff or if he remains angry. What the parents/adults/child(ren) will do Michelle and John will attend all of the agreed sessions on time or be ready when transport arrives to collect them. Michelle and John will only cancel sessions if there is a good reason.
The person’s emotions and distress should be responded to appropriately. The family structure checklist · What is his/her name? · How does he/she prefer to be known? · How old is he/she? · Where does he/she live? · Who does he/she currently live with? · How often do you see him/her? · What is your current relationship with him/her? · Have social workers ever been involved with him/her? If so how, in what way and what happened? COLLECTING THE DATA FOR ASSESSMENT 51 Case study Michelle’s family Michelle is the only child of Annie M and Harry F.