Assessing parents' capacity to change: Frontline Briefing (2013)
This briefing is for frontline practitioners working across wider Children’s Services with families for whom there may be safeguarding concerns.
Reflective questions and practice implications
- How can you use the four stage assessment process outlined in this Frontline Briefing, together with the standardised measures described in the Frontline Tool, to reach a clear and shared understanding of the challenges a family faces and the capacity of the parents to address those challenges?
- How can you support parents’ capacity to change and help them to achieve clearly identified and meaningful goals?
PQS:KSS - Communication | Child development | Child and family assessment | Abuse and neglect of children
PCF - Values and ethics | Rights, justice and economic wellbeing | Critical reflection and analysis | Knowledge | Intervention and skills