Framework For Assessments – CHILDREN IN NEED & THEIR FAMILIES

The assessment framework, practice guidance, questionnaires and scales, assessment recording forms

 

Document type:     Guidance

Author:         Department of Health

Published date:     15 June 2000

Primary audience:     Professionals

Product number:     ISBN 0113224257

Gateway reference:     2000

Pages:             4

Copyright holder:     Crown

The development of the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families (jointly issued by the Department of Health, the Department for Education and Employment and the Home Office, 2000) has drawn heavily, from many disciplines, on the wealth of research and accumulated practice experience about the developmental needs of children. The aim of the practice guidance is to make transparent the evidence base for the Assessment Framework, thereby assisting professionals in their tasks of analysis, judgement and decision making.

The Framework documents are available to download below, and can also be ordered from the Stationery Office.

Contains four items:

(1) ‘Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families’, (ISBN 0 11322 310 2)

(2) ‘Assessing children in need and their families: practice guidance’, (ISBN 0 11322 418 4)

(3) Folder: ‘Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families: the family pack of questionnaires and scales’, contains 50 p publication of same title,  with ‘Strengths and difficulties’ questionnaire check sheet transparency, plus [40] loose pages (ISBN 0 11322 426 5);

(4) Folder: ‘Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families: Referral and initial record information record; Initial assessment record; Core assessment records; Assessment recording forms: guidance notes and glossary’; contains publication: ‘Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families; guidance notes and glossary for: referral and initial information record, initial assessment record and core assessment record’ (ISBN 0 11322 424 9); also contains
1 double-sided sheet, ‘Referral and initial information record’
1 four-page pamphlet, ‘Initial assessment record’ (ISBN 0 11322 437 0)
5 ‘Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families’ core assessment booklets, covering child age ranges: 0-2 years (ISBN 0 11322 419 2), 3-4 years, 5-9 years (ISBN 0 11322 421 4), 10-14 years (ISBN 0 11322 422 2), young person aged 15 years and over (ISBN 0 11322 423 0).