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Freedom of information request response - 06259

FOI request

FOI ID number
06259
Regarding
Assessments in cases of child abuse and neglect
Request
  1. Do practitioners in your local authority assessing abuse and neglect in children have a specified range of assessment tools to select from? Yes/No

    If yes, are they:
    • Commissioned from an external provider? Yes/No
    • Locally adapted from an externally developed model? Yes/No
    • Locally developed? Yes/No
    • Other (please state)

  2. Can you please answer the following question if your local authority commissions/uses any externally developed assessment tools for assessing abuse and neglect in children (e.g. Signs of Safety)?

    • What is the name of the assessment tool?
    • Who is the assessment tool provider/developer?
    • What is the annual budget for the contract/licence (if the assessment is not freely available)?
    • How long have you used the assessment tool?
    • When is the contract/licence end date?

  3. Can you please answer the following questions if your local authority has locally adapted any externally developed assessment tools for use by your practitioners to assess abuse and neglect?

    • What assessment tools have been adapted?
    • Briefly describe the adaptations made to the assessment tool

  4. Can you please answer the following questions if your local authority uses any assessment tools that have been developed locally to assess abuse and neglect in children (e.g. developed in house)?

    • What is the name of the assessment tool?
    • Please provide a brief description of the assessment tool

  5. Does the local authority provide training for staff to use assessment tools for abuse and neglect? Yes/No

    If yes, please answer the following questions:

    • Which assessment tools do staff receive training to use?
    • What format does this training take (e.g. via an external training provider, in house, e-learning)?
    • Is refresher training available?

Our response

Response

Please note that as a district council we do not have responsibility for children’s services.

Go to Freedom of Information on Cumbria County Council’s website to make your FOI request.

Response date
17 July 2019