YorOK Workforce Self Assessment

A quiz for members of the children's workforce, designed to test your knowledge on key aspects of early help and working with children and young people.

After completing the self assessment you will be shown a RAG (red, amber, green) assessment of your current knowledge, and be directed to appropriate information, resources and training which you can undertake to improve your skills and knowledge in relevant areas.

If you enter your email address you will receive an email with this RAG assessment, and will be able to access this at a later date to evaluate and demonstrate the development of your skill, knowledge and understanding.

You may also want to discuss your results with a manager, development worker or colleague. There is an option to email a copy of these results.

We have tried to identify areas that are important across the children and young people's workforce. The purpose of the results is to provide you with information and resources that will support you in your role. However there may be some areas that you feel are not relevant for your particular role. You may want to discuss this with a manager/colleague/development worker and leave out where appropriate.

Your individual results will only be seen by yourself and a manager/development worker where you have requested that they receive a copy. Anonymised and collated data will only be used to inform the planning of training and development opportunities for the children and young people's workforce.

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Assess your current level of understanding of YorOK

1) The YorOK Children's Trust

The aim of this section is for you to assess your knowledge about the broad Children’s Trust partnership arrangements in York and your role as part of a Children’s Trust.

Your level of understanding:

I know about the CYPP and how my role contributes in the YorOK workforce supports the delivery of this plan.

I know about York’s Children’s Trust arrangements

2) Safeguarding and Integrated Working

All those who come into contact with children and families in their everyday work have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.The Children Act 1989 states that the Child’s welfare is the paramount consideration and overrides all other considerations. Therefore it is important that everyone who works with children, young people and families understands their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children and young people and knows what to do if they are worried a child is at risk of harm or neglect. If you are unsure you should check with a manager

Your level of understanding:

I know what to do if a child or young person is vulnerable or at risk of harm or neglect

I am confident about identifying what level of concern I have about a child or young person

I understand that the child’s welfare is paramount but that it is also important to see a child or young person as part of a wider family, caring or social network and the contribution this makes to the development of children and young people

I understand my role and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding children and young people

I have appropriate knowledge of the early help and integrated working.

I understand when and how to share information about a child or young person within my own organisation and with other agencies

I have a basic understanding of child development stages

3a) Prevention and Early Intervention: Emotional Wellbeing/Mental Health

Early Intervention and Prevention is important in ensuring that problems are spotted early and vulnerable children and young people are provided with appropriate support to prevent problems escalating or arising in the future.

Your level of understanding:

I know how to recognise emotional health issues for children and young people and/or their carers

I know what support services are available for children and young people with, or affected by, mental health issues and how to support children, young people and families to access them

3b) Prevention and Early Intervention: Sexual Health

Early Intervention and Prevention is important in ensuring that problems are spotted early and vulnerable children and young people are provided with appropriate support to prevent problems escalating or arising in the future.

Your level of understanding:

I know how to talk to young people about sex and relationships and/or signposting to appropriate agencies

3c) Prevention and Early Intervention: Substance Misuse

Early Intervention and Prevention is important in ensuring that problems are spotted early and vulnerable children and young people are provided with appropriate support to prevent problems escalating or arising in the future.

Your level of understanding:

I know how to recognise signs that young people and/or their parents or carers are under the influence of substances – both legal and non legal

I know where to signpost young people and/or their parents or carers for support

3d) Prevention and Early Intervention: Domestic Abuse

Early Intervention and Prevention is important in ensuring that problems are spotted early and vulnerable children and young people are provided with appropriate support to prevent problems escalating or arising in the future.

Your level of understanding:

I have an understanding of the different types of domestic abuse and the impact these have on Children

I know what services are available to which I can signpost where domestic abuse is a feature

3e) Prevention and Early Intervention: Parenting

Early Intervention and Prevention is important in ensuring that problems are spotted early and vulnerable children and young people are provided with appropriate support to prevent problems escalating or arising in the future.

Your level of understanding:

I know about the range of parenting interventions available and how to support parents to access them

3f) Prevention and Early Intervention: Healthy Weight Active Lifestyles

Early Intervention and Prevention is important in ensuring that problems are spotted early and vulnerable children and young people are provided with appropriate support to prevent problems escalating or arising in the future.

Your level of understanding:

I understand the importance of healthy weight and active lifestyles for children & young people

I know what support is available for overweight children and young people in York and how to support families to access this support

3g) Prevention and Early Intervention: Things to do and places to go

Early Intervention and Prevention is important in ensuring that problems are spotted early and vulnerable children and young people are provided with appropriate support to prevent problems escalating or arising in the future.

Your level of understanding:

I have access to information and know where to direct children, young people and families to find out about activities e.g. sports, arts, play, libraries, parks and open spaces, young peoples groups

3h) Prevention and Early Intervention: Bullying

Early Intervention and Prevention is important in ensuring that problems are spotted early and vulnerable children and young people are provided with appropriate support to prevent problems escalating or arising in the future.

Your level of understanding:

I know about the different types of bullying and understand the impact bullying can have on children and young people

I know how to direct children and young people to support and who to go to if I have concerns around a child or young person who has experienced bullying

4) Involving children, young people and families

The YorOK Involvement Strategy states that:’The YorOK Children’s Trust is committed to ensuring that the views of children, young people and families are taken into account in decision-making, planning, development, design and delivery of services. The trust will treat all children, young people and families as equal partners no matter their age, ability, social or ethnic background and their views will be taken into account in all decision-making’

Your level of understanding:

Listening and responding to children and young people’s voice is part of what I do.

I know about the different ways to inform, consult and engage children, young people and families

I have completed the Level 1 Disability Equality online course

5) Opportunities for personal and professional development

Your level of understanding:

I know where to find out about the learning and development opportunities available to me

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About you
About your main place of work
Other information

Please select which sectors you are from:

  • Health
  • Early Years
  • Justice and Crime Prevention
  • Youth
  • Sport and Culture
  • Education
  • Social, Family and Community Support

Please select which sectors your organisation works in:

  • Public
  • Private
  • Voluntary and community
  • Other

About the assessment

Your self assessment for each of the areas is based on the following three levels of knowledge:

I don't know about this you've never heard of this area, and have no experience of it.
I know a little about this you might have some experience of this area, but feel that you could know more.
I understand this well you feel secure in your understanding of this area, and would be confident explaining it to a colleague.

What happens to the data?

The information you submit will be held in our secure database, and you will be able to review your assessment via your email address.

The collated data from this skills assessment will be used to help plan the development of training, information and other resources for the YorOK workforce.

Collated data will be anonymised and reported by sector.

We won't ever sell your information or pass it on to third parties.

See our eforms data policy for more information.