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Parenting Assessment

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Course overview

Aimed at practitioners, this course explores the process of assessing parenting capacity. It highlights aspects of good practice drawn from research literature and guidance. It will allow learners to explore reflective practice and look at analytical assessments based on the work of Chris Dykes and the British Association of Social Workers. It will look at relationship building and other person-centred approaches that inform parenting assessment.

This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Case studies, group discussions, PCP Tools and DVD clips.

This course has been developed and mapped to:
The following units of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) 2018.
5. Knowledge
6. Critical Reflection and Analysis
7. Skills and Interventions
The Children Act 1989
The Children and Families Act 2014
The Children and Social Work Act 2017
Promote Person Centred Approaches in Social Work

Course content

Person-centred values
Purpose and content of parenting assessments
Analytical assessment writing and developing good relationships
Person-centred approaches to developing robust assessments involving individuals and their families
‘Reflective Practice’ models
‘Good Enough Parenting’
Participant’s roles and responsibilities for developing, implanting and maintaining up to date reflective assessments
Actions and approaches in response to an individual’s changing needs or preferences

Learning outcomes

Explain person-centred values
Describe the purpose and content of parenting assessments
Describe what is meant by ‘Good Enough Parenting’
Explain how to assess individual and family needs prior to writing robust assessments
Explain reflective models and their role in developing assessments involving individuals and their families
Describe the importance of systemic and reflective tools in building robust assessments
State the participant’s roles and responsibilities for developing, implementing and maintaining up to date assessments
Explain the relationship between parenting assessments and risk assessment
Explain what actions and approaches to take in response to a family’s changing needs or preferences


6 hours

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