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Derby CityChildren's Social Care Procedures

4.2 AIM2 Assessment Process

This new section was added to the procedures site in September 2018 and contains information on the AIM2 Assessment.

Derby City Council uses a Strengths Based Approach for all work with children and families.

The AIM2 Assessment is a specialist assessment used in Derby to assess the level of risk of sexual harm that may be posed by a young person. The AIM2 assessment is undertaken by two suitability qualified practitioners.

A risk of sexual harm may be identified at a number of points including:

  • Referrals into First Contact and Reception service;
  • Referral into the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH);
  • Early Help, Locality Social Care, Children in Care, Integrated Disabled Children's Service teams identifying this risk in on-going case work with a young person and their family;
  • In a Vulnerable Children's Meeting (VCM) in either a locality or Integrated Disabled Children's Service (IDCS) context;
  • An offence being committed/alleged which leads to a referral to the Youth Offending Service (YOS) via a Court Order/Out of Court disposal. Or risk being identified in on-going case work in the YOS.

Click here for more information on the AIM2 Assessment Process.

See also: Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Partnership Procedure for Children who Present a Risk of Harm to Others.