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Assessing Children and Families | An NSPCC factsheet

Children Services
Assessment
Assessment
Safeguarding: CYP
Practitioner Support

Posted: 14 November 2017
Website: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Aimed at practitioners, this factsheet describes the process of assessing children and families and highlights aspects of good practice drawn from research literature and guidance. This factsheet is relevant across the UK.

Includes:

  • The purpose of assessment
  • The benefits of early intervention
  • Thresholds for statutory intervention
  • The assessment process

Please note: This document makes reference to Working together to safeguard children (2013). This has now been updated (2015 version), which can also be found on our website. 

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