The purpose of this paper is to describe the development process of building an assessment model to assess the emotional and behavioural needs of “looked after children”.
The paper is a technical paper developing and evaluating a process for comprehensively assessing children ' s needs using a combination of three existing tools.
The paper identifies a model to assess “looked after” children and highlights some of the early benefits and challenges which have been encountered using this model.
This paper suggests a model and timeframe to ensure that detailed assessments of the mental health of “looked after” children are effectively carried out.
There is a potential for an improvement in assessment of looked after children that will lead to the identification of appropriate interventions and services.
The paper is new in identifying a combination of assessment measures and a timeline to complete these.
Celia Beckett, Richard Cross, Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor and Pam McConnell (2015) "Developing a process for assessment of the emotional and behavioural needs of “looked after” children: the Five Rivers model", Journal of Children's Services, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 324-338Download as .RIS
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