Viability assessments are based on one or two visits. The focus is to ascertain the parent/carers 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.
Family Group Conferences
Tracey Watson Child and Family Assessments Ltd are able to organise and facilitate Family Group Conferences. This includes interviewing of family members, organising an appropriate venue, explain and advocate the FGC process to family, close liaison with social workers to create a robust family support network.
The result of the conference will always aim to deliver a child focused plan to assist in the overall safeguarding needs of the child.
Costs of FGC can vary due to distance, possible venue hire, and refreshments.
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.