Spotlight on neglect tools: new child development checklist
New and updated neglect tools were launched last month and over the coming weeks, we will spotlight a specific tool to support practitioners working with families where neglect is a concern.
The child development checklist was revised and is now called ‘Thrive: child needs and parental responses’, The form assists practitioners in the early identification of neglect, helps to inform decision making, supports assessments and planning, and can also be used to track improvements, deterioration or drift.
It should be used alongside, not instead of, whole family assessments such as the the Strengths and Needs Form.
Please see Thrive: child needs and parental responses