Each family has different needs, but when working with you our aim is to ensure the best outcome for your child is achieved. Our assessment is led by your family’s individual ‘Assessment Requirements’ (as identified by your placing Local Authority), and before or shortly after you move into the centre a Placement Plan meeting will take place, to allow everyone involved to talk about your assessment and its purpose.
The Dudley Lodge assessment is based on the ‘Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families’ and looks at:
- The child’s developmental needs;
- Parenting Capacity;
- The wider family and environmental factors.
Each family is allocated a Case Manager, who along with Family Assessment Workers will complete a range of direct individual work, group work and daily observations.