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Frontline Assessment Skills Training

Sanctuary Training

Frontline Assessment Skills Training


Course length:

Two days

Course trainer:

Robin Watts

About the course:

This two day course encompasses how the social work practitioner approaches the CAF / Single Assessment process, what evidence they need to gather and how to ask the right questions to the family they are assessing.  It explores how to effectively carry out a concise, analytical and high quaility assessment in a tight time deadline.  The course also covers how to deal with non-engaging families, high risk and manipulation issues and how to ensure you stay safe, using your home-visits most efficiently.  Learning is through mixed delivery, with the use of role play and group discussion workshops. 

The course also highlights latest legislation and assessment frameworks, delegates will learn from real-life case studies to gain full understanding of emergency powers and learn more about the multi-agency approach.  The course will also help participants understand their own role in Section 47 enquiries, working on improving effective communication between partner agencies and develop risk assessment and analysis skills. 

Learning Outcomes :

  • Understand thresholds and their impact on practice
  • Identify the knowledge, skills and values required for analysis and the exercise of professional judgement in Child Protection Investigations.
  • Critically analyse available information, form judgements, plan and make decisions to safeguard children

Course feedback:

"This was the best Assessment Training that I have attended."                      

R.D, Social Worker

"This was a very good training course relevant to my role; I will be able to use this in my practice."

N.H, Social Worker

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