References and materials relating to psychosocial assessment in social work


Cleaver, H. & Walker, S. (2004) From policy to practice: the implementation of a new framework for social work assessments of children and families, Child and Family Social Work, 9, 81–90.


Clifford, D. Burke, B., Feery, D. & Knox, C. (2002) Combining key elements in training and research: developing social work assessment theory and practice in partnership, Social Work Education, 21, (1), 105-116.


Cooper, B. & Broadfoot, P. (2006) Beyond description and prescription: towards conducive assessment in social work education, International Studies in Sociology of Education 16, (2): 139–157.


Crisp, B.R., Anderson, M.R., Orme, J. and Lister, P.G. (2005) Learning and teaching in social work education: Textbooks and frameworks on assessment, London: Social Care institute for Excellence


Elliott, T., Frazer, T., Garrard, D., Hickinbotham, J., Horton, V., Mann, J., Soper, S., Turner, J., Turner M. & Whiteford, A. (2005) Practice Learning and Assessment on BSc (Hons) Social Work: ‘Service User Conversations’, Social Work Education, 24, (4): 451–466.


Garrett, P.M. (2003) Swimming with Dolphins: The Assessment Framework, New Labour and New Tools for Social Work with Children and Families, British Journal of Social Work, 33, 441–463


Iversen, R.R., Gergen, K.J. and Fairbanks, R.P. (2005) Assessment and Social Construction: Conflict or Co-Creation? British Journal of Social Work, 35, 689–708.


Woodcock, J. (2003) The Social Work Assessment of Parenting: An Exploration, British Journal of Social Work, 33, 87–106.


A few things I used or mentioned in class


Lecture handout is here


Those two questionnaires I showed you on another handout are here


Department of Health (2000) Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families The Family Pack of Questionnaires and Scales London: Department of Health