Social Work Assessment
Avocet’s assessment services are carried out in accordance with the Assessment Framework of Children in Need and their families. As Independent Social Workers, our assessments aim to integrate theory, research and practical knowledge to provide a sound and informative child assessment.
A balanced assessment by an Independent Social Worker is fundamental for those involved with the child and their family. Avocet develop a clear understanding of the family dynamic as well as the child’s needs, to ensure the right services are accessed and the child is protected from harm.
Avocet assessments give clear and realistic, child focused recommendations. Avocet’s child focused assessments are of a high professional standard, enabling all those involved with the child and their family to make effective decisions and ensure positive outcomes.
Avocet is able to provide assessments in public and private law proceedings. Our Independent Social Work assessments include the following:
Court must be informed “immediately” in the event of any non-compliance. In Re W (Children) EWFC 22, the President has reminded practitioners that parties in cases in the Family Court are not permitted to amend a timetable fixed by the court without the prior approval of the court. In that case, in breach of a case […]... read more
Cartoon by Fran as published in Community Care e-bulletin this week.... read more
Current child neglect laws have been criticised for focusing on the physical effects of abuse only. Ofsted finds child-neglect failings One in 10 UK children ‘neglected’ Bid to change child neglect laws The government is “seriously” considering introducing a new offence of emotional cruelty to children, the BBC understands. The proposed change to neglect laws […]... read more