Child and Family Wellbeing Assessment Tool
The Child and Family Wellbeing Assessment Tool is a flexible wellbeing assessment tool able to be used by all service providers working with children, young people and their families. The tool uses the six domains of wellbeing from the Tasmanian Child and Youth Wellbeing Framework to define the components of child and youth wellbeing and assist practitioners to identify areas where a child, young person or family is doing well and areas where they may need some additional assistance.
The tool will assist practitioners to:
- Assess the wellbeing of the child, young person or family
- Use the six domains of wellbeing to identify and describe the type of support the child, young person or family requires and
- Develop a shared understanding of the level of response required to address the particular needs of the child, young person or family.
The tool consists of three main parts:
- The Child and Family Wellbeing Assessment Tool booklet – the primary resource for practitioners
- Attachment 1: The Child and Family Wellbeing Plan – used to create an accessible plan that can be given to the child, young person or family and used to set and track progress toward shared goals *if printing, for best results print to A3
- Attachment 2: The Wellbeing Assessment Guide – used by the practitioner to organise the information gathered in the assessment and inform what level of response is needed to address the needs of the child, young person or family *if printing, for best results print to A3
A fact sheet has been prepared which outlines some key descriptors under each of the six domains of wellbeing around which the tool is based. This can be used when filling out the Child and Family Wellbeing Plan to assist the child, young person or family to understand what is meant by each of the six domains.
The tool is intended to complement and support practitioners’ existing work practices and can be applied flexibly depending on the circumstances of the case. Practitioners may elect to use some or all of the elements of the tool, as appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
An example consent form is also available for all government employees using the tool. Non-government employees will need to ensure that they are getting client consent in a manner consistent with their organisation’s policies, procedures and applicable legislation.
The Child and Family Wellbeing Assessment Tool has been jointly developed by frontline staff from across the Departments of Education, Health, and Communities Tasmania.
For further information / questions / comments, please contact the Engagement and Innovation Division, Department of Communities Tasmania at CPSRedesignTeam@communities.tas.gov.au.