Reverse Residential Assessments

Reverse Residential Assessments pioneered by CF Social Work 01473 725794


CF Social Work pioneered and developed this effective assessment process whereby we locate ourselves within the family home or another safe alternative over a period to be agreed with the LA but generally ten days. During this time, senior family support workers and skilled social workers maintain a 24 hour presence in the home in order to intensively observe all interactions and dynamics within the family and complete a comprehensive parenting capacity assessment whilst maintaining the child’s safety at all times.

Reverse Residential Assessments are generally used when a child is able to remain at home under a Public Law Outline (PLO); is subject to an interim Order and is in a placement or the child is subject to an Order, is in a placement and the Local Authority are seeking to revoke the Order. CF Social Work are also instructed on cases where there is a disagreement amongst the parties regarding a Residential Assessment and viability needs to be tested. Benefits of this type of intense assessment include a thorough exploration of motivation, adherence to consistent boundaries and ability to make and maintain routines.

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

CF Social Work offer a complete range of Independent Social Work Assessment Services:

We have worked with many Local Authorities over the years including Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, the Home Counties and the London Boroughs.

Call 01473 725794 for more information…