Evidence Based Assessment, Analysis and Decision Making

Course Aim:

To develop knowledge and skills required to conduct robust child-focused assessments and design defensible plans to reduce and manage the risk of harm.

Course outcomes: 

Participants will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Consider research evidence and findings from Serious Case Reviews to inform assessment, decision making and planning
  • Explore the key principles that underpin effective child-focused assessment in families where adults face complex life difficulties
  • Consider how to generate and analyse information and provide good evidence on which to build decisions
  • Develop questions that enable robust analysis of risk from a strengths-based perspective.