Assessment and Analysis (Module 2)

Event Code CPI 21/497
Event Description This 3 hour online Skype workshop is for Children’s Social Care professionals, social workers, senior/advanced practitioners and managers, and those involved in assessment work. Before attending this workshop, you must have completed the Assessment, Critical Thinking, Planning and Intervention workshop.

This workshop will enable you to stop, think and recognise that assessment and analysis must identify, evaluate and respond to harm and need for our children, as well as risk. It will build on the areas covered in the previous workshop "Assessment, Critical Thinking, Planning and Intervention", paying attention to moving from gathering information to thinking analytically and writing analytically in assessment. Analytical/critical and reflective thinking are central to good assessment in practice. This workshop will draw on learning material from Research in Practice and your understanding of what constitutes a good analytical assessment.

When you book your place, an Outlook calendar appointment called "Assessment and Analysis (Module 2)” for the online workshop will be emailed to you from West Sussex Online Learning Gateway CPD Online. Please open the calendar attachment and save it to your calendar. The attachment contains the link you need to join the session.

Key document: Children and Family Assessment. What Good looks Like for Children and Young People Tool. Voice of the Child Guidance.

PCF domains: Rights, justice and economic wellbeing (4); Knowledge (5); Critical reflection and analysis (6); Skills and interventions (7).

KSS: Relationships and effective direct work (1); Communication (2); Child Development (3); Adult Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Domestic Abuse, Physical Ill Health and Disability (4); Abuse and neglect of children (5); Child and family assessment (6); Analysis, Decision making, Planning and review (7); The law and the family and youth justice systems (8); The role of supervision (9); Organisational context (10).

Social Work England Professional Standard: 4) Maintain my continuing professional development. CPD hours: 3
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMapInternal LA costPVI/Care Provider costPartnership costExternal cost
Session 1Wednesday
10 March 2021
13:30 - 16:30Online LearningTBA£0£0£0
Subject areas Children and Young People
Target audience
Children Services
target audience
Course Owner Learning and Development TH (
Sarah Woodyatt
Training objectives The aim of this training is to:
  • Develop the use of critical thinking when analysing information, ensuring curiosity in case reviews and supervision with the aim of building curiosity in practice and management challenge.
  • Reinforce the importance of reflecting upon the information gathered from the child, family and professionals in order to recognise what is happening within the family.
  • Develop assessment skills, including engaging with the family in the assessment process and working in partnership with families through the assessment.