Forensic Family Assessment (Risk of Harm, Capacity to Protect)

Forensic family assessments include an evaluation of the non-abusing parent’s capacity to act protectively towards their child and keep them safe from harm in circumstances of physical and sexual abuse.

This type of assessment incorporates a thorough clinical interview and psychometric testing to assess the parent’s views, attitudes, and response to abusive behaviours, as well as their ability to develop and/or build skills to act protectively within the home. This includes assessment across the associated factors of: cognitive functioning/learning disability, personality disorder and psychopathy, mental health problems and substance misuse.