Models of assessment

Janine Bolger, Patrick Walker

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The concept of assessment is generally associated with notions of appraisal, making judgements, forming opinions or calculating the value of something. Whilst these provide a helpful starting point, they require much further examination when applied to a social work context, where assessment is a discrete, core activity and a key skill. This chapter will introduce you to elements of social work assessment, incorporating principles, context, models, frameworks, skills and practice issues. It will draw reference from across the range of service user groups and invites you to reflect on and critically explore the material.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Work
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction
EditorsJoyce Lishman, Chris Yuill, Jillian Brannan, Alastair Gibson
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781473994560
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2018


  • service user groups
  • social work
  • assessment


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