Thursday, 21 June 2012

The first shoots of the Munro spring?

According to Community Care there are early indications that abolishing the deadlines for conducting child-in-need assessments, as recommended by Professor Eileen Munro, is having a positive effect.

A representative of Islington Children’s Services, in London, is quoted as saying that before, when a 10 day deadline was in force, there was undue pressure to prioritise documentation and recording, at the expense of family contact.

Under the new approach there is more time to build a relationship with a family, resulting in better assessments.