8. Carrying Out or Contributing to an Assessment

  1. Hedy Cleaver1,
  2. Pat Cawson2,
  3. Sarah Gorin3 and
  4. Steve Walker4
  1. Hedy Cleaver

Published Online: 5 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470721506.ch8

Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility

Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility

How to Cite

Cleaver, H., Cawson, P., Gorin, S. and Walker, S. (2009) Carrying Out or Contributing to an Assessment, in Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470721506.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emeritus Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London

  2. 2

    Research Consultant; former Head of Child Protection Research, NSPCC

  3. 3

    Senior Research Officer, NSPCC

  4. 4

    Principal Consultant, Children and Young People's Services with the Improvement and Development Agency

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518731

Online ISBN: 9780470721506



  • inter-agency collaboration;
  • careful planning;
  • non-statutory guidance;
  • assessment framework;
  • parenting capacity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Core Knowledge

  • What is an Assessment?

  • The Common Assessment Framework

  • The Assessment Framework

  • Planning the Assessment

  • Communicating with Children

  • Involving the Family in the Assessment Process

  • The Initial Assessment

  • The Core Assessment

  • The Analysis

  • The Need for Urgent Action

  • Inter-Agency Collaboration in Assessments

  • Conclusion