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CUBAS Assessments

CUBAS is a dynamic and adaptable parenting assessment model and software assisted solution for social workers.  It is designed by social workers and a team who understand the complexities of the assessment process.

PfP welcomes how CUBAS is very much aligned with our encouragement of learning and positive change.

The placing local authority and court will set a deadline for the assessment. This is usually within 12 weeks of the family being admitted to the Service.

PfP will always ask the placing local authority if a cognitive and/ or capacity assessment has been undertaken with the family prior to admission and will rely on the recommendations in the assessment to inform the way we work with the family.

All assessments adopt a child-centered approach in which the safety, health and well-being of every child is prioritised. Our Service’s mission is to support each child to have the best start in life, therefore we give detailed and robust consideration to each parents’ ability to care for the child for the remainder of their childhood.

For more information on CUBAS, please see: The CUBAS Model – CUBAS Dynamic Parenting Assessment Tool

CUBAS Parenting Assessments address, where relevant:

  • Cognition issues
  • Parental emotional mental health
  • Parental physical health
  • Parental experiences and needs
  • Understanding of children’s needs
  • Any drug/alcohol use
  • Adult attachments
  • Relationships
  • Domestic conflicts
  • Criminality
  • Support networks
  • Other environmental issues
  • Parental insights
  • Parental attitudes
  • Honesty
  • Receptivity
  • Engagement
  • Motivation
  • Capacity for change