Assessing a child’s needs for Mental Health Act aftercare: R (AK) v London Borough of Islington  EWHC 301 (Admin)
Publication Date: 3 March 2021
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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction Undertaking a lawful assessment of needs is a vital aspect of social work practice. An assessment is not merely an exercise to identify the child’s needs, but to actively ‘assess’ those needs. It involves analysis and evaluation of the nature, extent and severity of the child’s needs, and provides the basis […]
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