About the service
Our specialist Children and Families team, COMET, delivers an independent Family Assessment Service, conducting Parenting and Family Assessments where there are:
- Substance misuse issues and/or
- A Child in Need or Child Protection plan and/or
- Concerns about the children and their parents/carers and/or
- When children are Looked After or there are care proceedings in process.
The assessments are led by Social Workers who are experienced in the area of child and family interventions from early intervention to court work, and also work in the area of substance misuse. The assessment service is coordinated by the Senior Social Worker, Deirdre Byrne. All assessments are tailored to meet the individual needs of each family or instructing party. The process of assessment is instigated by an agreed issues and work schedule.
The assessments can be purchased at Legal Aid rates and within a range of timescales. Assessments can take place in the family home, a neutral community venue or in our dedicated children and family room in south Tottenham. We can also travel to undertake assessments in the London and Home Counties area.