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Assessment and Analysis Training


Targeting early help services


There is clear evidence about the importance of intervening early to address concerns in the development and well-being of children. There has been significant investment in early help and it is important that the needs of, and risks to, children are properly identified so that interventions can be effectively targeted. The Early Intervention Foundation states that successful intervention requires proven approaches, backed up by rigorous evidence.

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) states: 'research has shown that taking a systemic approach to enquiries using a conceptual model is the best way to deliver a comprehensive assessment for all children'.

This course provides practitioners with tools and approaches for carrying out evidence based assessments and analysis, developing child focused plans and measuring the effectiveness of interventions using the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and Their Families and the Common Assessment Framework    

The course uses case studies, including DVD clips, to support learning. Participants develop their assessments and plans for the children in the case study.  


Learning outcomes

By the end of the training, participants should be able to:

  • use the Family Pack of Questionnaires and Scales to gather qualitative and
    quantitative information about a child's development and factors impacting upon
    the child.
  • apply interview approaches that support the gathering of evidence-based information about
    a child and families circumstances
  • use the model of analysis for understanding the information gathered, factors and
    processes impacting on the child (identifying strengths and difficulties) and decision
    making about where and how to intervene effectively
  • develop child-focused plans and measurable outcomes


1 day


Fees are £1,000.00 plus trainer’s expenses plus VAT for 20 trainees.

Contact us to discuss your agency’s or individual training needs, costs and any other questions.