Some social services have child protection which is having concerns about your children and for that, you may be asked to have a PAMS which stands for Parenting Assessment Manual.
A parenting assessment is an assessment that looks after the parent’s history, their views, and attitude towards parenting their children. Whether they are understanding their child’s development or not their needs and forming their support network with them or not. The social worker will keep watching the parent’s everyday tasks with their child. Such as:
- The behavior of a child
- Their safety
- Care and support
- Healthy environment
By looking at all these things, this will form the basis of the report with the recommendation to the court for what support a parent would require to care for their child. It is very much important to co-operate with this assessment as your engagement level and cooperation will also be assessed during the parenting assessment process.
The social worker is not looking for perfect a parent but is thinking for a child’s safety and development. The parenting assessment will help the court to know whether the parents are good enough or not in keeping their child safe and healthy.
By the good enough parenting means:
- They must be meeting their child’s development.
- They must be putting their needs first.
- They must be providing proper care and nutrients.
This parenting assessment might take place at the children’s center or somewhere outside in the community. It takes a lot of time as it will vary depending on who is doing the things, but mostly it takes up to 12 weeks not more than that. After the completion of a parenting assessment, the parents will receive a full report from the social worker who did the assessment. This assessment may be positive or negative or a mixture of both.
There is a national law firm i.e., Cartwright king which is specialized in childcare and social services. If you would like to speak to the team of childcare solicitors, you can contact them on 0808 168 5550 or you can email email@example.com and they will you back as soon as possible.
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