Good planning requires to be able to research all the relevant information about the client and available options and resources open to the client in their circumstances.
The next requirement is to be able to identify all the tasks that need to be completed, who needs to complete those tasks and the timelines in which they need to be completed. Good planning then requires the ability to set goals that the client will commit to, agreed steps to reach those goals and clear indicators for the client to know when the goals have been achieved.
Seeking and providing information, it is important that information obtain for and from clients’ significant others regularly. Client feedback and others’ reports are a primary source of information that can help with ongoing planning and assessment. It is important to actively seek information. Do not wait for others to tell you and ask questions or seek their views about events or processes that you know are significant. Listen carefully and demonstrate that you are interested in what they should say. …show more content…
Whether the feedback is positive or negative, it should be provided on a continuous basis. Do not wait until a formal review to discuss progress and provide feedback.
It is important to encourage and support clients in making decisions that are consistent with their case plan or court order if they have one. They need to meet the requirements set down by courts and others and, whilst you want to encourage them to make their own decisions, it is important that those decisions are within the boundaries of any conditions placed on them by authorities.
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