Our assessment process
At SIL, we pride ourselves in our work with clients who may be considered more complex or difficult to place.
A key factor in how we achieve this is with our unique assessment process, which is driven by a core team of professionals who love the challenge of what they do - learning each client story, adding context and understanding to significant events which have impacted on their lives. From there, we carefully shape the support we provide and explore drivers for change that pave the way for positive outcomes.
We also recognise that people may be affected by trauma, regardless of whether or not it’s been acknowledged. SIL's assessment process is the foundation to our personalised and trauma-informed approach, putting context to histories and responses, enabling us to take a genuinely person-centred and strength-based approach to individual recovery.
“Our approach is creative, resourceful and innovative - we'll never give up or shy away from a challenge.”
SIL team member
The people we support will typically come with backgrounds that include many of the following
diagnoses and ancillary factors:
- schizophrenia and treatment-resistant schizophrenia,
- personality disorders (EUPD, anti-social)
- moderate/ mild learning disability,
- autistic spectrum disorders,
- depression and anxiety disorders
- physical health and mobility issues
- sex offending
- fire setting
- those at risk of radicalisation
Marianne Park leads our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals. Marianne is an experienced Social Worker and Senior Manager with over 15 years’ experience in Assessment and Safeguarding teams, with a particular focus on complex assessments and managing risk in the community. Marianne’s team of Mental Health Social Workers and RMNs bring a wealth of experience supporting people in hospital, prison and community settings, and work closely with scheme managers when conducting assessments.
Dawn Lewis, a qualified Social Worker and Senior Manager with over 25 years’ experience working in both children’s and adult services, currently manages SIL’s enquiry and referral process across all SIL services, and works closely with Marianne and our team of Assessors and Scheme Managers.