International social work assessments

International social work assessments

The landscape of “looked-after” children has changed drastically over recent years.

More and more children in care have family members living in another country. This has led to an increased demand for international social work assessments.

For those looked-after children who are unable to return home to their parents it’s important to consider whether they’re able to live within their extended family, even if that family is based in outside the UK.¬†Assessments need to be thorough, giving the potential carers the best chance to present their ability to parent. This usually means that it’s often better to assess them within their home country.

Although all children across the globe have the same fundamental basic needs, it’s essential that any assessor is sensitive to cultural differences. They need to assess whether the child can live safely within the family, community and the wider jurisdiction. They need to make confident and well-informed recommendations based upon the welfare of the child.

Our team of independent social workers possess these skills through years of experience. A number of them have completed international social assessments. An example would be one of our social worker’s trip to Burundi.

Our independent social workers have travelled to countries as diverse as:

  • India
  • Iraq
  • Romania
  • Jamaica
  • Africa
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Latvia

Call or email us, and we’ll offer you a choice of social work experts suited to your requirements. They’ll be capable of making the right decision in the interests of the child, wherever the prospective carers are based.

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