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20/05

Assessing with easing of lockdown

SASC has issued guidance on face-2-face assessments under easing of restrictions which we support and would recommend a similar approach to our members. Some organisations will be providing more specific advice to their employees but in any guidance the principles outlined below should be followed. 

As there is a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions some face-to-face assessments will become possible. This will impact different groups at different times so there is still a need for the SASC guidance on remote evaluation of need to be followed where face-2-face assessment is not possible and remote evaluations of need should only be used in those circumstances. They are not a substitute for full diagnostic assessments.

As children and young people come back to school there will be opening opportunities to provide face-to-face assessments. However, we would advise all to take heed of current government guidance to schools and education settings. 

A careful assessment of risk for individuals and organisations is recommended.

 The situation should be kept under constant review to assure best government advice is being followed.

 Remote evaluations of need are no substitute for full diagnostic assessments.

See full guidance paper with this link to the SASC guidance.

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