We are able to offer expertise in specialist independent assessments. As a result, all our qualified social workers are fluent sign language users and therefore, there is no need to have an interpreter present. Furthermore, we are also aware of the cultural norms within the Deaf community and assessments always take this into account.
Child & Family/Parenting Assessments
We have extensive experience of providing assessments for the courts and also the local authorities.
Parenting assessments where one or both parents are Deaf.
Assessments of the needs of Deaf children which include the social, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and linguistic needs of a deaf child.
Assessments of Deaf parents who have learning disability using the Sue McGaw PAMS assessment model.
Relative Carer/kinship assessments
Assessments of what a deaf child needs when they are being placed in the care of the Local Authority.
Assessments of a deaf child’s communication needs to improve access to education and contribute to HECP assessments
Bespoke Foster Carers Training to foster carers who are fostering deaf children.
Finally, Sexual Harmful Behaviour (Aims2 Assessments) with deaf children who have committed a sexual harmful behavioural offence towards another child.