Assessments are undertaken of the needs of individual children to determine what services to provide and action to take. They may be carried out:
The maximum timeframe for the assessment to conclude, should be no longer than 45 working days from the point of referral. If, in discussion with a child and their family and other professionals, an assessment exceeds 45 working days the social worker should record the reasons for exceeding the time limit.
Only valid for 48hrs