Social Work Services Lincolnshire UK

Kinship and Viability Assessments

Kinship Assessments

A professional assessment for Panels and the Courts matching the needs of the child with the parenting expertise of family and friends. Where there is a possibility that a child may not be able to remain in the care of their parents it is necessary to consider who else might be able to adequately meet their needs.

Viability Assessments

Viability Assessments seek to gather sufficient information, within a short timescale, to determine whether further assessment of potential carers’ capacity to meet the child’s needs is appropriate. IFS has considerable experience of undertaking Viability Assessments in accordance with the requirements of the Public Law Outline (PLO).