Frequently Asked Questions
What does a CAMHS risk assessment process involve when using the FACE Child & Adolescent Risk Assessment Suite?
The FACE CARAS saves practitioners time by ensuring that they only focus on in-depth assessment where there is an identified level of risk. Risk assessment using the FACE CARAS uses the following workflow:
- STEP 1: Practitioner completes the first part of the FACE Young Person’s Risk Profile as a ‘screening’ step. This indicates which risk area(s) need further consideration.
- STEP 2: Practitioner completes any relevant Focused Schedules relating to the area(s) indicated at the screening stage. This allows for more specific exploration of the relevant areas only.
- STEP 3: Practitioner completes the remainder of the FACE Young Person’s Risk Profile. This includes risk formulation, positive risk taking and recording of risk management, crisis and contingency plans.