FAMILY SUPPORT AND ASSESSMENT TEAMS
To provide a social work service to children/young people and their families who are in need of, or who are receiving, services from the Local Authority. To take appropriate action in the provision of Departmental Services, and to ensure all children and young people referred have a plan based on an assessment of need, and that such plans are reviewed and modified as appropriate.
Children and young people and their families in a given locality who are in need of, or who are receiving, services from the Local Authority.
Method of Intervention
Responding to the social work requirements of cases allocated by the Team Manager in terms of assessment, planning and reviews.
Engaging in individual direct casework with children, young people and families.
Undertaking detailed and thorough needs assessment of referrals
Planning and offering a range of interventions and enabling access to services provided by the Department, other agencies and voluntary bodies, to help children, young people and their families overcome disadvantage, problems and difficulties.
Working within and implementing the relevant legislation, i.e. Children Act 1989 Guidance & Regulations, Social Work Guidelines, Children’s Service Plan, and Departmental Policies