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Wed, 27 Mar


Online training via zoom link

Assessment Skills for New Social Workers

CPD Accredited training for Newly Qualified Social Workers in Children's Services

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Assessment Skills for New Social Workers
Assessment Skills for New Social Workers

Time & Location

27 Mar 2024, 10:00 – 16:00

Online training via zoom link

About the event

Assessment Skills for Newly Qualified Social Workers (CPD Accredited)

Join us for an exciting online event designed specifically for newly qualified social workers! This CPD accredited training will enhance your assessment skills and equip you with the tools needed to excel in your profession.

During this event, you'll have the opportunity to learn from an experienced social work practitioner who will share their expertise and practical insights. Through interactive sessions and case studies, you'll gain a deeper understanding of assessment frameworks and best practices.

Whether you're looking to boost your confidence in conducting assessments or seeking to refresh your knowledge, this event is perfect for you. Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity to enhance your professional skills!

An effective assessment saves time and resources, and reduces stress whilst supporting social workers to build positive relationships with service users.

‘Assessment skills for Newly Qualified Social Workers’ is a one day CPD accredited training course created to teach practical skills to undertake child and family assessments.

Who is this suitable for?

  • newly qualified social workers in children’s services
  • Social work student’s undertaking statutory placements

Who can commission this training?

  • Local Authorities in England
  • Voluntary agencies supporting children and families
  • Universities and social work course providers

Module 1

Understanding the legal context of child protection.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the legal context of statutory assessment in child protection
  • To confidently explain what a s.17 assessment entails.
  • To reflect on identity markers and how this impacts assessment.

Module 2

Written assessment skills

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand barriers to written assessment
  • To develop skills in writing to children not about children
  • Harmful habits in written assessment

Module 3

Gathering information for assessment

Learning Objectives:

  • Information sharing
  • Understanding barriers to accessing information
  • Using genograms in practice
  • Including shared information in your assessment

Module 4

Direct work and communication

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the context for direct work
  • Understand Communication, Identity, and direct work
  • Ideas and inspiration for direct work in practice
  • Recording direct work

Module 5

Risk and Analysis

Learning Objectives:

  • The context of risk assessment in child protection
  • Legislation and policy framework
  • Using risk assessment in practice

*Further discounts are available for multiple bookings - please enquire


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