All of our assessments are undertaken by experienced child protection Social Workers who have vast experience of completing assessments and reports for court and safeguarding purposes. The assessment process is ongoing throughout the duration of a family's twelve week stay with each assessments incorporating evidence based research, analysis risk management and recommendations.
The residential assessment is an interactive process which explores all aspects of an individual’s parenting capacity and a child’s developmental needs in accordance with the framework for assessment. The assessment will include observations from group work and individual key work sessions.
Where possible a pre-viability / assessment will be undertaken in order to determine how any identified risk will be appropriately managed within the residential setting.
Support plans are bespoke to the individual and based on the risk and needs assessment completed upon admission. Staff are able to deliver a range of interventions including: An Attachment Assessment and Report completed by a professional therapist, pre-birth assessment, PAMS (4.0) assessment, Freedom Program, STAR's Programme, Incredible Years, baby early learning groups and independent living skills.
Social Workers have undertaken training facilitated by the Lucy Faithful Foundation and are competent in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the non offending partners where sexual abuse has occurred.
Bath House also has access to a range of therapeutic services and counselling which can be discussed with the referring agency.
Our new community move on pathway is now open, a bespoke service offering Parents and their child/ren a move on pathway, providing an enhanced level of support, continuing the assessment and monitoring of the parents independent living skills, domesticity and routines .
Please contact a member of staff at Bath House who will be happy to discuss the assessment process in further detail.