Home Conditions Assessment

home_conditions_assessment-thumbnailHome Conditions Assessment is an 11-item tool which was recommended by the Department of Health in the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families document. It addresses various aspects of the home environment (for example, smell, stated of surfaces in house, floors). The total score has been found to correlate highly with indices of the development of children. In addition, the individual items can point to specific targets to work on if there is a concern that the lack of cleanliness is a danger to the child.

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