Assessment and Re-Assessment Packs - Clayfields House (December 2016)

Summary: Attached is Clayfields House Assessment Pack, which is complete by all children on entry (and exit) to support identify their needs.
Age: 12-18
Sex: n/a
Cost: yes




  • The Clayfields House Assessment Pack (CHAP) is completed with all children on entry to Clayfields House, in order to support children themselves to identify areas of further support.

The measurements from both packs (Assessment and Re-assessment) are used to inform practice and feed into the child’s action plan.


The Assessment Packs are used to gain an insight on the child focusing on their attitudes, emotions and perspectives on a range of areas around their offending behaviour and it is completed with children on a 1:1 basis, together with their allocated intervention officer, and can take as long as it is appropriate to complete the exercises adequately.  The Packs are fluid and assessments can be included or excluded depending on the individual needs and situation of the child.

The entry Assessment Pack comprises the following assessments:

  • What Do You Think?
  • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
  • Rosenburg’s Self Esteem Scale
  • Crime Pics II
  • Victim Empathy Self-Report Inventory (Carich-Andkerson 1999)
  • NOVACO Anger Scale
  • The exit Re-Assessment Pack comprises the following:
  • My Time at Clayfields
  • Myself as a Learner Scale (this is completed on entry but as part of a different entry assessment by education staff)
  • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

Implementing the practice:

  • Once the entry Assessment Pack has been completed and analysed, a report is produced by the Intervention Worker. The report explains the outcomes and scores of the assessments completed. The report is presented to the child and the multi-agency team (which includes and the young person Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Medical services, Youth Offending Teams and internal and external education specialists), who are also able to feed into the action plan and agree what intervention work will be delivered to the child to address attitudes to past and future behaviours.
  • The Re-Assessment Pack is used to measure the outcomes of any interventions offered and any subsequent changes in the child’s attitudes.
  • These measurements are collated and used to help inform development of intervention resources available within the Centre.



Secure Establishment: Clayfields Secure Childrens Home
Name: Lucy Evans