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Guide to contact and risk assessed visits

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Guide to contact and risk assessed visits

Name/s of Child/Children:                                                               ID No:

 

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Address

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Please check ID’s – birth certificate and passports.

Date of Visit/Contact: 

Time of Contact/ Visit: 

Method of Contact/Visit: 

What is the contingency plan if contact was unsuccessful?

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Checks with other agencies (Please record what agencies have reported to you - Laming Report Recommendation 34 “No visits should be undertaken without the Social Worker checking the information known about the child by other agencies”

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Aim of Visit - Recommendation 34 “Social workers must not undertake home visits/make contact without being clear about the purpose”.

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  1. Who was present at the location/ spoken too?
    (Record their relationship/role to the family)

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  1. Was the child/ren seen/ spoken too? Yes
    (Please circle -  Record where the child/ren was seen/spoken too).

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           If you did not see/spoke to the child/ren please give reasons:

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           Name of child/children seen:


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  1. Record Interview/discussion with Child/ren
    (Record physical description of child/children, comment on their emotional presentation, record what the child said, record the wishes and feelings of the child/children.

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  1. Record of Interview/discussion with Parent/Carer

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  1. Record of Environment of home/location (Check where the child sleeps, does the child have their own bedroom, are there any toys? Did you have concerns about the child’s environment? Look at health and safety issues. Was there adequate food for the child - you need to check the kitchen cupboards, fridge etc.)

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      6a. Social Workers/ Professional Risk Assessment & Action Plan - (Record the outcomes and conclusions of the visit, record whether any new issues came up, what action plan was agreed with the parent/carer and what will be reviewed at the next child protection visit).  It is important that your assessment comments on both family strengths and weaknesses.

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     6b. Summary of Action Plan -

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  1. Date of next contact
    (Ensure that you book the date of the next visit /contact with the family).

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          Name of Worker:
          (Please print)

          Date of Recording: 
          (You must record the visit within 24 hours of the visit).  Pass to MASH or allocated SW).

          Name and number of Manager:  
          (Please print)

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