Assessment in Child Protection
social workers' voices in England and Norway
Keywords:Accountability, assessment model, Child Protection, England-Norway, professional judgment, social workers
Good quality assessment in Child Protection is crucial to ensure adequate protection and provision. This article explores social workers` experiences with two different Child Protection assessment models: the “professional judgment model”, exemplified by Norway, and the “structured assessment model”, exemplified by England. The aim is to explore the experiences of social workers who carry out assessments in England and Norway, and compare and discuss these experiences in light of “accountability” theory.
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