Ward Andrews Centre for Children and Their Families
Ward Andrews Centre for Children and Their Families 

To discuss our assessment packages please contact 01908 241441 or email Assessments@wardandrews.co.uk


Ward Andrews can provide a range of assessments:-

Parenting Assessments - all our assessments use a variety of tools including those used in PAMs and ParentAssess to inform the overall assessment.

PAMs Assessments and ParentAssess Assesments -We can provide eiher of these specialist assessments which can be used with vulnerable parents and parents with Learning Disabilities. Ward Andrews uses a team approach with a social worker and family support worker allocated to the family. At least one Day Assessment at our centre is needed to complete the assessment.

SGO and Kinship Assessments- The assessment can be undertaken generally within 8 weeks of letter of instruction however the Local Authority will need to be responsible for medical, financial and other statutory checks


Section 7 Reports - We have extensive experience of private law proceedings and can prepare a report for a fixed fee.

The Combined Assessment Programme (CAP) is a holistic assessment of vulnerable parents and their children. We have developed a new way to assess parents with learning disabilities combining a community based assessment with up to  2 periods of residential assessment of up to 72 hours . This can be tailored to suit the individual families needs.

CAP is a  programme based around the Parent Assessment Manual (McGaw) model of assessment. It has many advantages over a fully residential programme and is considerably cheaper. It also has advantages over a community based assessment as the residential aspect offers the opportunity to assess all aspects of parenting.

We can deliver this programme flexibly and therefore please discuss the requirements with Michelle Holdom, our Assessment co-ordinator prior to making a referral.

Our fully trained team have undergone police checks and we are able to provide references from satisfied customers.