As an agency, our primary area of expertise is in assessing the potential for direct or indirect harm to children and their parents arising from violence in the family.
Assessments for Local Authority Children's Services
Assessments can be directed by the court or requested by social care professionals to provide an assessment of risk and vulnerability, recommend risk management strategies and advise on treatment viability. Referrals are taken via children's services and PAI will work in partnership with other agencies to achieve the best outcomes for children.
Assessments for Private Law Contact Proceedings
PAI offer assessments relating to the potential risk arising from residence and contact arrangements in private law proceedings. Referrals may come from family law practitioners or Cafcass workers. Clients can also refer themselves for assessment. Our assessments address the factors outlined in the most recent Practice Direction regarding domestic violence and harm - including risk to child and resident parent, motivation for contact, attitude to past violence and capacity to change.
Costs and timescales
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