Assessment and child

If it is discovered during an assessment that a child of school age is not attending school, the school should be contacted.

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The analysis should inform the action to be taken which will have maximum impact on the child's welfare and outcomes. What is their role and importance to the child and parents and in precisely what way?

Neuropsychological testing can be more specific and includes assessments of general abilities and intelligence, achievement, behavioral, social and emotional functioning, adaptive functioning, and diagnostic profiles.

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Understanding risk involves judgment and balance. Decision points and review points involving the child and family and relevant practitioners should be used to keep the assessment on track. Where a child has been looked-after and has returned home, information from previous assessments and case records should also be reviewed. These tests are administered and scored in a standard manner and are often used to assess the performance of children in a program. However, with school age and adolescent children constituting the majority of presentations to child and adolescent inpatient and outpatient services, accessing robust clinical experiences with the infant and early childhood age population in particular, can present a challenge during training. Includes the child's view of self and abilities, self image and self esteem, and having a positive sense of individuality. This will be important for neglect cases where parents and carers can make small improvements. Housing Does the accommodation have basic amenities and facilities appropriate to the age and development of the child and other resident members? Educators can observe all facets of development, including intellectual, linguistic, social-emotional, and physical development, on a regular basis. Assessments should be carried out in a timely manner reflecting the needs of the individual child, as set out in this chapter. Involves receiving appropriate health care when ill, an adequate and nutritious diet, exercise, immunisations where appropriate and developmental checks, dental and optical care and, for older children, appropriate advice and information on issues that have an impact on health, including sex education and substance misuse. Identify children who may need additional support and determine if there is a need for intervention or support services. If the child is looked-after by, or the subject of a child protection plan in another authority, the first authority must consult the authority responsible for the child. Recognition of hazards and danger both in the home and elsewhere.

The framework is to be used for the assessment of all children in need, including those where there are concerns that a child may be suffering significant harm. Clinical assessments with children and adolescents are, therefore, elaborate and require the clinician to be astute and conscientious in obtaining information from multiple sources and settings, i.

Educators can observe all facets of development, including intellectual, linguistic, social-emotional, and physical development, on a regular basis.

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Related information: For further guidance on EPOs see Chapter 4 of the statutory guidance document for local authorities, Court orders and pre-proceedings DfE, April Reasons for obtaining testing include: 1. In addition, ensuring children keep in contact with important family members and significant others. Only when the second local authority explicitly accepts responsibility to be followed up in writing is the first authority relieved of its responsibility to take emergency action. Pre-post comparisons after intervention e. It is the responsibility of the social worker to make clear to children and families how the assessment will be carried out and when they can expect a decision on next steps. This includes related and non-related persons and absent wider family. Are there financial difficulties which affect the child? The plan should set out what services are to be delivered, and what actions are to be undertaken, by whom and for what purpose. Employment Who is working in the household, their pattern of work and any changes? Is the family in receipt of all its benefit entitlements? Clinical assessments with children and adolescents are, therefore, elaborate and require the clinician to be astute and conscientious in obtaining information from multiple sources and settings, i. The purpose of the checks with other agencies is to explore whether they have relevant information, and to further consider any information obtained in the light of the referral Checks with other agencies generally take place at the MASH meetings. The social worker should clarify with the referrer, when known, the nature of the concerns and how and why they have arisen.

The speed with which an assessment is carried out after a child's case has been referred into local authority children's social care should be determined by the needs of the individual child and the nature and level of any risk of harm they face.

The social worker should clarify with the referrer, when known, the nature of the concerns and how and why they have arisen.

Assessment and child

Related information: For further guidance on EPOs see Chapter 4 of the statutory guidance document for local authorities, Court orders and pre-proceedings DfE, April

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Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families