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Agree with an individual and others how the assessment should be carried out and who else should be involved

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For this assessment criterion, you will be required to demonstrate that you are able to agree with an individual and others (which can include family, careers, other healthcare professionals etc.) about how the assessment should be carried out and who else should be involved.

Providing the individual has the mental capacity to make their own decisions, they should be able to choose who will be involved in the assessment process. Although family members may wish to be involved, the individual will have the final choice about whether they are or not and their decision should be respected.

Historically, different agencies and organisations did not work together in partnership and this led to individuals being assessed multiple times, which would become frustrating. Recent improvements to integrated working have resulted in several single assessment processes, which means that assessment is performed once and information is shared with other agencies. This results in a better experience for service users. If you are working with other agencies, you may wish to ask them what information they require from the assessment so that you can ensure it is obtained during the single assessment. It is also important to obtain the consent of individuals to share their information with other agencies.

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