‘Less is More’ Approach to Assessments – St Helens YOT

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Summary: St Helens YOT have created a workshop to support case manager with improving ‘Information Gathering’ section of AssetPlus.
Age: 10-17
Sex: n/a
Cost: none




  • Support case managers with completing the ‘Information Gathering’ section on AssetPlus in a way that is concise and relevant but also timely



The workshop training pack ‘Using a ‘Less is More’ Approach to Assessments’ attached below has been delivered both in Camden and St Helens Youth Offending Teams to support professional development of the team.  The workshop support case managers to consider a ‘less is more’ approach to completing the ‘Information Gathering’ section in a way that is timely and also maintains quality assessments.


Implementing the practice:

  • The workshop has been delivered by one of the managers in the team
  • The session can be run either in a short session or during a team meeting
  • The session has been used as a ‘top up’ session following AssettPlus original training and implementation




YOT: St Helens Youth Offending Team
Name: Lee Matthews
Email: LeeMatthews@sthelens.gov.uk



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