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OFS offers viability and comprehensive assessments in applicant’s home, community or at OFS's office in Putney, South West London. However, all assessments shall include, at least, one visit to the applicant’s home to undertake health and safety checks as well as risk assessment.
OFS prefers assessments taking place in the applicant’s own home because families benefit from being assessed in their environment and communities.
Assessing and supporting children, young people and families in their own homes and communities offers an invaluable opportunity to understand the strengths, stresses and strains of their lives.
The Family Assessment Service provides Viability and Comprehensive Assessments where:
There is a child in need plan initiated by social services
The child or children are subject to a child protection plan by social services
The child or children have previously been looked after by social services
There is a risk of a child or children becoming looked after by social services
There is pre proceedings (PLO) or care proceedings due to poor parenting by birth parent/s
There is a risk of permanent separation of a child or children from birth parent/s