Social Work Services Lincolnshire UK

Pre-birth Parenting Assessments

IFS can provide specialist expertise in assessing parenting competencies of mothers to be. 

A myth exists around undertaking assessments during pregnancy which suggests that this is not possible using the National Assessment Framework. Whilst it must be acknowledged that the information available within the Child’s Developmental Needs domain will be limited at this stage and that a number of other dimensions will be difficult to address, IFS has developed an assessment approach which seeks to predict the needs and risks which are likely to arise for the child, post birth, unless change is effected.