KBG Chambers hosted Sarah Lowe of Parent Assess who delivered virtual training to guardians and lawyers on last night - the session was well attended
Sarah Lowe, an independent social worker is the author of the framework developed in 2016 to assess parents who have learning disabilities and other additional needs, prior to and within public law proceedings
It is based on the well established DOH ASSESSMENT OF CHILDREN IN NEED AND THEIR FAMILIES 2000, but uses a modern range of tools and tables to help parents engage and understand the process
The framework for assessment identifies strengths and concerns, and is able to assess the emotional and practical needs of parenting
It is able to assess parenting abilities using up to date technologies and is more flexible than other models
The assessment model is also suitable for those with autism. Parent Assess is referenced in the Good Practice Guidance 2021 and is Re: D compliant and has been endorsed by many Courts in England and Wales
The traffic light system means the assessment outcomes are measurable and parents understand these better.
Thanks to Julie Buckley, Family Barrister at KBG, for arranging the talk.
For more information see parentassess.com or contact email@example.com
If you would like a recording of the seminar please email the clerks on firstname.lastname@example.org