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Why is there a need for Whole Family Assessment?

2.17 This approach reflects a view that existing assessment tools did not always
assess the needs of the whole family (generally being focused on the
individual) and crucially, did not always examine in detail the complex interrelationships between family members. Local areas have taken one of two
approaches:

 developing a whole family assessment to help understand the issues
families face and why existing support has been unsuccessful. The
most comprehensive of the whole family assessments gather detailed
information on a wide range of issues for all family members, for
example: physical and mental health issues; alcohol and substance
misuse; employment; housing; debt; parenting; relationships between
family members etc;

 not developing a new assessment tool but using existing assessments
and information sources to develop an overview of the whole family’s
circumstances and needs, and from this developing a single
action/delivery support plan.

2.18 At the family level, a whole family assessment means that an understanding
of the complexity and interrelated nature of the issues faced by families can
be developed. At the delivery level it ensures the right services are involved,
that they have an accurate picture of the family’s needs and that the same
questions are not asked more than once. At the delivery level it also
provides a coherent and holistic response to families’ needs.

 

Whole family assessments – GOV.UK

 

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