A child in need assessment has been requested: what should children’s services do?
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Children’s services should decide certain things within one working day (see Working Together 2018 at page 33, paragraph 78). These are:
- Confirm the request has been received, and then decide:
- Whether to start an assessment
- What type of assessment it should be
- Whether the child needs any immediate services or immediate protection.
If children’s services agree a child in need assessment should be done, then a social worker should be allocated to do that work.