What is a family risk assessment?
Risk assessment is the collection and analysis of information to determine the degree to which key factors are present in a family situation that increase the likelihood of future maltreatment to a child or adolescent. These tools can provide a structure for assessing current and future harm to the child.
What is a risk assessment child protection?
Risk Assessment involves the identification and evaluation of sources of potential harm to children and of sources of potential protection for children.
What is a risk assessment with social services?
Social care needs risk assessment should assess the behaviour of the individual receiving care, to deem whether or not violent and threatening behaviour is unlikely or if they are a high risk. In these circumstances, you need to assess if other service users in the same environment may also be affected.
What is a child welfare assessment?
State laws provide guidance to child protective services (CPS) agencies regarding identifying and reporting suspected child maltreatment, investigating to determine whether abuse occurred, and providing necessary services for children and youth and their families.
What are examples of child protection and welfare concerns?
Reasonable grounds for a child protection or welfare concern include: Evidence, for example an injury or behaviour, that is consistent with abuse and is unlikely to have been caused in any other way. Any concern about possible sexual abuse. Consistent signs that a child is suffering from emotional or physical neglect.
What does CPS look for when inspecting a home?
The CPS worker might want to speak to your child. She might want to have a look at your child’s bedroom, toys, homework and would look for sanitary procedures and whether food is available readily for your child. There are certain things which one should keep in mind to have the CPS report in your favor.
How do I know if CPS is investigating me?
Another way you may find out you are being investigated by CPS is if CPS comes to your door, unannounced. If you are not home, they will leave a business card and they will ask you to please return their call. They won’t tell you why they want to talk to you.
How often are child protection visits?
every 2 weeks
When a child is on a child protection plan?
A child protection plan is a plan drawn up by the local authority. It sets out how the child can be kept safe, how things can be made better for the family and what support they will need. As a parent, you should be told: the reason for the plan.