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What are the desired outcomes of assessment?

What are the desired outcomes of assessment?

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People Involved

  • Caseworker, Case managers, family and extended family, neighbours/friends, community leaders, service providers, government officials, family group case conferencing team.


  • The main outcome of family assessment is a determination of whether or not reunification/placement of the child with a particular family should be pursued, based on the family’s ability and desire to care for and protect the individual child.
  • The assessment will highlight issues that must be addressed before reunification/placement and the availability of services that can assist in both building on strengths and addressing needs.
  • A completed family profile, a completed child profile, and a case conference involving at least the caseworker and Case manager result in an initial decision of with whom the child will be reunified. This decision will be presented to the appropriate government official for formal approval