This chapter uses an ecological framework to address the complexity of assessing service users’ circumstances. The aim is to see individuals in context and take account of the wide range of influences on any individual situation. An ecological approach enables us to balance the assessment of need and risk with an evaluation of strengths and resources, in order to determine the potential for and possible routes to change. We consider how key principles of social work and other professional practice inform this approach.
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