Assessment

Integrated assessments in children’s services

ESSS Outline

Integrated assessments in children's services
Explores the evidence around integrated assessment in children's services, including children's and families' experiences of the assessment process, good practice, electronic information systems, data protection, privacy and the potential impacts of surveillance.

Getting it right

Assessments for BME carers and service users

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Learning resource that provides the necessary skills and knowledge to critically examine how the needs of minority ethnic carers and service users are being met.

Tackling volatile substance abuse in Scotland

A training programme for the social care workforce

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This training programme for the social care workforce carries detailed information about solvent and volatile substance abuse, together with a range of materials that you can download and refer to again and again. This resource also contains audio interviews, videos, factsheets and in-depth training materials that you'll be able to take away and use in the training of others.

The Assessment Triangle

exploring a key concept within child welfare

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The Assessment Triangle is a key concept within child welfare and is a term that has been used since the late 1990s. In Scotland, it has been adopted within the development of an Integrated Assessment Framework, to which we also refer in this learning resource. There are a number of aspects of child assessment, in any domain - the home, the playground, the classroom, the GP surgery, or residential care, and others - where you will be thinking about assessment models and practice.

Shared approach to performance assessment: demonstration projects final report

Integrated Assessment

Three demonstration projects were initially planned to cover assessment of performance of social work students within three distinct aspects of the social work degree: readiness to practice, academic based coursework and practice learning. The University based coursework project did not proceed. However, as noted above, this area was covered in more detail in the literature. The two demonstrations that ran addressed areas where little appears to have been tested.

Integrated assessment: a comprehensive knowledge review

Integrated Assessment

The overall aim of the Integrated Assessment Project was to develop innovative flexible and aligned assessment methods to promote deep learning for ethical and effective practice. It comprised of three discrete projects with the following key objectives:

  • Project 3.1 New Methods of Assessment
  • Project 3.2 Shared Assessment
  • Project 3.3. Involvement of Users and Carers

Shared approach to performance assessment of social work students: literature review and practice audit

Integrated Assessment

Shared educational experiences between professionals is seen as one way of improving joint working once students qualify in their respective professions. The aim of this shared assessment project is to explore and document the ways in which professionals from disciplines other than social work can contribute to the performance assessment of social work students and conversely where they are less able to do so.

Involvement of service users and carers: practice audit

Integrated Assessment

This report describes an audit of current, recent and planned arrangements for enhancing the contribution of service users, carers and employers in the learning and assessment of social work students in Scotland.

New assessment methods: literature review

Integrated Assessment

This report was commissioned by the Scottish Institute for Excellence in Social Work Education (SIESWE) as a resource on assessment for the development of the new social work degree in Scotland and provides an overview of the current literature on assessment methods being utilised in social work education both in the United Kingdom and beyond. This report begins by reviewing the various methods of assessment in social work education which were found in the literature.