Purpose of an Initial Assessment
The purpose of an initial assessment is to determine initial responses of a Child Safety Concern.
The organisation receiving the Child Safety Concern must make the 3 primary decisions at this point:
- Does the information received in the concern constitutes a Child Safety Concern for the organisation?
- Does the organisation need to respond immediately for the safety of personnel and children? Including contacting Law enforcement, or Children Services.
- Does the organisation require a more comprehensive assessments in order to determine appropriate responses.