Understanding Assessment & Analysis – Meeting the needs of children and Young People


This course aims to develop practitioner’s knowledge and understanding of assessment and analysis and the importance of multi-agency working.

This course uses Morrison’s reflective model of experiential supervision to develop practitioner skills in undertaking assessments in a variety of settings.  This model is currently used across adult and childcare services, health provision, and education.

The course considers the need for assessment including relevant underpinning legislation, theories, models and methods of assessment for multi-agency settings. It will include areas such as who is being assessed, what is the purpose and how will the assessment be used in planning around children’s needs.

How Long is the Course?

One Day

Who is the Course Aimed at?


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Consider and evaluated a range of professional skills necessary for undertaking outcomes focussed assessments with the context of current legislation
  • Have an understanding of what constitutes good practice in assessments and how to ensure the child remains at the heart of the process
  • Identified a range of practical techniques and how to use these in assessments e.g. questioning, challenging, probing etc.
  • Explored what it meant by analysis and how it informs decision making using Kolb’s reflective cycle. This will include exploration of issues impacting on ability of parents to engage in assessments e.g. involuntary clients and the change cycle. Fear and anxiety and attachment behaviours
  • Explored the five domains of factual knowledge and how these fit into assessment and analysis e.g. law, agency, social policy and people
  • Identified how to apply practice knowledge to assessment and analysis

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