Social Work Assessment – What does it mean? Back in April 2017, I was asked to complete a detailed guide on what would constitute as a ‘good assessment’ by a number of practitioners and student social workers I was managing at the time. The guide received some excellent feedback and featured in a number of international social care websites.

As such, I have re-issued the guide in readiness for student social work placements, which are due to commence as of next week (beginning of September 2017).

The guide has the following features:

  • Foundations of good practice assessment
  • Preparation for interview/assessment meeting
  • Assessment is not description
  • Clear theoretical base
  • Identify disguised compliance
  • Make defensible not defensive decisions
  • Assessments should be SMART
  • Assessment is a fluid process
  • Conclusion must identify outcomes and plan
  • Use Supervision to discuss findings
  • Use peer support

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