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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