Consultation and Assessment
1.) Community Based Parenting Capacity Assessment
(service to resume in 2021)
Bessborough provide multidisciplinary Parenting Capacity Assessments throughout the Munster Area. This is used to assist professionals with decision making in relation to a parent’s ability to parent and safeguard their child(ren) to a level that will allow for a safe and healthy childhood or to determine if reunification is in a child’s best interests.
2.) PAMS Assessment
The PAMS Assessment Tool was introduced in 1998 by Dr Sue McGraw. It was designed to assess parenting ability if they have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability. It uses knowledge cartoons, a parent booklet, worksheets and observation forms. The information gathered during the course of the assessment is entered into a software programme which in turn produces graphs and recommendations on different areas of parenting ability. Typically a PAMS Assessment takes between 10-12 weeks to complete.
If you are interested in this service please contact email@example.com
3.) Adult and Child Psychological Assessments
Our in-house clinical team can provide child or adult psychological assessments for Social Work Departments in the Munster Area.
These include –
- Cognitive Assessment
- Personality and Mental Health Assessment
- Violence Risk Assessment
- Child Wellbeing Assessment
4.) Clinical Lead Service
Our clinical lead service is a unique service provided to social work departments working with complex family cases, often where there a multiple children and multiple professionals/agencies involved.
The overarching remit of the service is to co-ordinate and organise professional teams to ensure that children in care are placed in the centre of all decisions made within their support system and provide a psychological focus to any decisions that need to me made relating to the child.
Clinical Lead Services can be commissioned for period of six or twelve months.
5.) Legal / Team / Media Consultancy
Our team of clinical psychologists and social workers have a broad range of experience in working with all walks of life and professional groupings.
We are available for consultancy in the areas of:
- Child Care
- Child Protection
- Infant Mental Health
- Team Dynamics
- Child Abuse
- Adverse Childhood Expereinces