Full psychological assessments of children to include their current presentation and the impact that any adverse childhood experiences may have had upon their cognitive, social and behavioural development.
Assessments of children’s attachments and the reasons for this.
Assessments of children’s therapeutic needs and advice and recommendations regarding how these could be best met.
Cognitive assessments of adults to inform parenting support and intervention.
Assessments of children and adults to determine their capacity to plead or instruct counsel.
Full psychological assessments of adults to include: childhood experiences, mental health needs and/or learning needs and the impact that these may have had upon their own presentation.
Assessments can also consider an adult’s capacity to meet their child’s basic and emotional needs as well as their ability to identify and manage risk.