Family and Friends Care

Initial Family and Friends Care Assessment (PDF)

A Good Practice Guide: Developed by Family Rights Group in partnership with an expert working group, February 2017, the guide is designed primarily for social workers undertaking initial family and friends care assessments (commonly known as viability assessments). But it is also for all professionals who make decisions about, work with or represent family and friends carers and the children who may be unable to live safely with their parents. It includes resources for family members to help them understand the purpose of an initial assessment, what it will entail, what they need to consider and how to get independent advice.