Multi-agency Home Environment Assessment Tool
The Home Environment Assessment Tool is one of the tools that sits within the Single Assessment Framework. It is not intended to be used in isolation of the Single Assessment process and procedure, and should form part of the overall assessments carried out.
The assessment tool has been developed with practitioners. It is designed to help practitioners identify those families where there may be early signs of neglect so that swift action can be taken to address and support families to improve home conditions for their children.
The tool recognises that practitioners must make judgements about the safety, order and cleanliness of the homes in which children live. The tool has been designed to help practitioners to be objective about their observations and evidence their concerns.