Connected Persons Assessments


Connected Persons Assessments


Connected Persons Assessments

Connected Persons Assessments (CPA) are a tool for gathering information about whether or not a specific family member is able to provide care to a child in the short and long term.

The process is very straightforward, our experienced Independent Social Workers are able to thoroughly explore the Connected Person’s ability and motivation to care for a child in difficult circumstances. This process is carried out to provide the child or children with a link to someone known to them, their family, culture and identity.

A CPA undertaken by one of our Independent Social Workers will pay close consideration to the contentious issue of contact as well as the nature of the child’s carers’ continued relationship with the birth parent.

The Connected Persons Assessments endeavour to include all family members in developing a workable kinship care arrangement for a looked after child.

Here at CF Social Work we are dedicated to achieving the right outcome for the child. We are able to call upon our experienced Independent Social Workers to carry out these assessments to a very high standard. This means that we can consistently offer the best possible chance of success and the very best outcome for the child.

I can confirm that the final hearing in respect the P children concluded on Friday. I would just like to thank you for your assistance in this matter. Your evidence was compelling and enhanced the Local Authority’s case greatly. Counsel has commented on how well you presented your evidence. Well done and thank you. We are much obliged and I look forward to working with you again.Solicitor, Essex County Council Essex Legal Services

To find out more about our Connected Persons Assessments or to make a referral today, simply call 01473 725794 and ask for Diana or email

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