Model of Work
When a referral is accepted, for an independent assessment, an initial contract meeting is usually held to discuss the scope of the assessment. If the court has directed the work, the Letter of Instruction follows. Alternatively the work can be requested by specific questions and areas of work being outlined in writing. Vernscape Ltd accepts referrals of work from Local Authorities or Independent Providers in areas such as the Practice Assessment of Trainee Social Workers, Reviews of Foster Carers and for other aspects of Social Work consultancy. The scope and terms of the work are discussed and agreed at the point of referral including cost and other contractual terms.
Model of Work for Independent Assessments
The model of work starts with an initial contract meeting. This meeting is an opportunity for Vernscape Ltd to meet all the parties, hear their positions and develop a Letter of Instruction. This can be a professionals meeting if the referral is solely from the Local Authority.
Style of Report
1. An assessment
2. Answers to instructions
3. A record of the sessions completed