Risk Assessment and Decision Making Child protection.
The introduction of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) considers a holistic view of the child and their family, incorporating the child’s developmental needs, parenting capacity and family and environmental factors (Brammer, 2010). In relation to the case study there have been concerns regarding Callum and Claudia from their school.
A full assessment is required with provision of services mentioned in the child protection plan. The parents, in this case the mother of Child L, should contact a specialist child care law solicitor in case the case needs to be presented before a court. Legal aid scheme is available to parents free of cost for their legal representation.
The advent of risk assessment in child protection improved the co-ordination of information between professional care services, and the recent introduction of child protection conferences have led to a far greater and more efficient sharing of information between agencies.
Undertaking an holistic assessment of harm and risk of harm requires the collation and consideration of all child protection history recorded on each family member, including any siblings of the subject child, and on the parents as children.
If, during the assessment, it is suspected that a child is at risk of immediate harm, the social worker must follow the instructions contained in the step immediate action. If it is discovered during an assessment that a child of school age is not attending school, the school should be contacted.
Assessing the Risk, Protecting the Child works with the whole family, assessing their safety and helping professionals make decisions about actions needed to protect them. We've evaluated the service, asking for the views of the families who were assessed and the professionals who referred them.
A significant issue in child protection risk assessment is the inconsistencies in decision-making processes of child protection service workers. In a study on errors of reasoning in child protection work in the UK, Munro (1999) points out that complete accuracy in child protection assessment is an unrealistic expectation. However, the results from this study examining 45 child abuse inquiry.
Unless the child or children in question requires immediate protection, the majority of cases will begin with a social worker conducting a multi-agency assessment under section 17 of the Children Act 1989. The assessment needs to be carried out within 45 days from the point of referral. This was previously known as an initial assessment or core assessment.
Scaling questions offer an enormous benefit to child protection workers in that they conceive of the situation on a continuum from risk to safety. As any experienced worker in child protection will readily acknowledge, a guarantee of absolute safety is never possible. The reality is that the work is.
Risk Assessment involves the identification and evaluation of sources of potential harm to children and of sources of potential protection for children. Risk Assessment is a critical element of the Integrated Assessment Framework (IAF) which brings together the identified strengths within a family as well as those areas of risk that need to be addressed. As previously stated, it is a complex.
Aims This course examines the key issues and methods of Risk Assessment and management with respect to child protection. The course will cover all aspects of risk assessment from the contextual issues of child protection, Government policy, through to developing strategies for Risk Assessment. Methods The course will be delivered through formal lecture inputs, case studies, video material.
Risk assessment is the collection and analysis of information to determine the degree to which key factors are present in a family situation that increase the likelihood of future maltreatment to a child or adolescent. Many child welfare agencies use safety or risk assessment instruments to help workers assess families. These tools can provide a structure for assessing current and future harm.
Pre-birth child protection processes involve social workers and allied professionals in assessing the risk of harm to children who are as yet unborn. Existing child protection processes have been applied to babies in utero, recognising the high vulnerability of newborns. The national guidance on child protection has made reference to unborn babies since 2014, and clearly indicates the.
Risk assessments are an important factor in safeguarding children and in my day to day work, before I carry out any activity with children and young people I am required through my setting policies and procedures to carry out a risk assessment first to make sure all involved is safe, for example, if I were to plan an activity, such as an art and craft activity I would need to risk assess the.
The following risk and protective factors are based on long standing research evidence. The protective interventions have been shown to alleviate some of the predicted negative outcomes for children by building resilience. If the risk factors are present in a family and there are no corresponding protective factors, the evidence tells us that a high percentage of these children will have poor.
Before a Children’s Home can be opened the manager must conduct a Locality Risk Assessment and consult with relevant agencies including the police. The assessment will focus on Safeguarding Accessibility of local services West Yorkshire police will support this process, ensuring that risks to children are shared with managers of Children’s Homes.