Tools for assessment

This section sets out some strategies and approaches for working with children and families.

Our questions are our tools ...

Andrew Turnell

Social work is not about form filling. Part of the preparation for any visit is thinking about the concern, what hypotheses this creates and what information you need to challenge these hypotheses.

Choosing the right approach is crucial. This section is a growing resource base that includes many methods of gathering information. We have deliberately started out small, with basic tools such as genograms and ecomaps, because we want you to contribute your ideas and approaches to share a range of interventions that will be useful to all as a reference point.

To let us know about a tool, simply click the envelope at the right of the screen and send us an email titled 'New tool'. You can attach any relevant information when you send this.

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