Child Care Assessment Team

What is an assessment?

Before we can help you, we need to know more about you and your family. This will involve collecting information, talking this through with you and agreeing what might be done.

Any information you give us will be held in confidence within the social care department. If there is a need to discuss this information with anyone else, we will normally ask for your permission. The only exception to this is if there are serious concerns about the welfare of your child.

We know that almost all parents want to do their best for their children, and completing the assessment will help the social workers recognise the strengths you and your family have, as well as your difficulties.

Factsheet for Parents: The Section 47 Process leading to a Care & Support Assessment

ID: 1807, revised 09/09/2021