Pre-birth assessment: Strategic Briefing (2020)
This briefing is for senior managers, strategic leads and commissioners in child and family social care, and commissioners and safeguarding leads from health services and midwifery, who have oversight of, or leadership responsibilities for, pre-birth assessment activities. Its purpose is to encourage a review of local practices, procedures and protocols in relation to pre-birth assessment and to support change and development in policies and practices where this is necessary.
PQS:KSS - Developing excellent practitioners | Support effective decision-making | Promote and govern excellent practice | Developing excellent practitioners | Effective use of power and authority | Confident analysis and decision-making | Purposeful and effective social work | Relationships and effective direct work | Communication | Child development | Adult mental ill health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, physical ill health and disability | Abuse and neglect of children | Child and family assessment | Analysis, decision-making, planning and review | The law and the family and youth justice systems
PCF - Rights, justice and economic wellbeing | Knowledge | Critical reflection and analysis | Intervention and skills