Elaine Aspinwall-Roberts Elaine Aspinwall-Roberts

Elaine qualified as a social worker in 1992, and has worked extensively in adult social care, as a social worker, team manager and practice educator. Her main areas of practice were with older people living with dementia, and adults with learning disabilities.

She became a senior lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University in 2007, and currently leads the BA Social Work programme.

Her research interests include assessment, eligibility, safeguarding and self-neglect, and she is author of the Assessments in Social Work with Adults (Social Work Pocketbooks, 2012).

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Conducting effective assessments

This guide highlights how to use a strengths-based, person-centred approach to ensure that assessments are focused on outcomes, as well as the core skills that are needed to carry out a good assessment.