The focus of a viability assessment is to ascertain the parent/carer’s capacity to engage with the assessment process; their understanding and attitude towards the concerns and an overall analysis of the family and environmental factors. A final recommendation is made of factors which may support or preclude a safe home.
These assessments involve detailed observations of the sibling group alongside consideration of the past history. Recommendations are then made for placement and contact.
Special Guardianship Assessments
Tracey Watson Child and Family Assessments are able to undertake Special Guardianship assessments for Local Authorities and the courts . A Special Guardianship Order is a private law order made under the Children Act 1989 and is intended for those children who cannot live with their birth parents consequently require a legally secure placement.
Other Social Work Services
Family Group Conferences, Chronologies, Contact Observations, Section 7 Reports
Tracey Watson Child and Family Assessments are able to organise and facilitate Family Group Conferences. TWCFA are also able to supervise and provide detailed observations of contacts and Section 7 court reports.