Home conditions observation record/framework

This sheet is an excellent tool which provides social workers with a structure/framework to observe and record home conditions. The framework considers living area, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and garden.

We recommend that social workers complete this with the family or ask the family to highlight (using a highlighter) each point which applies to them as ‘homework’ and then compare their own observations with those of the family during next home visit as the start of a wider discussion.

This framework will also enable social workers and families to break down which areas of the home conditions need to be addressed when planning to improve the home conditions over time.

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