Worrying and anxiety
Can the young person manage their own feelings of worry or nervousness.
Mood and enjoyment
Can the young person keep cheerful enough and do things which are enjoyable?
Does the young person worry about food, their appearance and eating?
Managing impulses & urges
This covers three kinds of issue: does the young person do things that cause themselves harm; or act without thinking carefully; or have tics?
Is the young person able to behave appropriately in a variety of situations?
How does the young person respond to noise, smells, light, textures and other sensations?
Motor skills and co-ordination
Can the young person control their movements so they can carry out everyday tasks at home and school and take exercise?
Attention and concentration
Can the young person pay attention and concentrate in order to get things done? This includes school/college work and playing or doing activities.
Relationship with parents or carers
How does the young person get on with their parents or carers?
How does the young person communicate with others, including conversation, body language and facial expressions, and more subtle language such as jokes?
Connection with reality
Can the young person understand what is real and what is fantasy or pretending?
Problem solving and managing stress
This is related to the young person’s age and stage of education: how does the young person cope with the usual stresses and can they solve problems appropriately?
Is the young person comfortable with being male or female?
Using the toilet
Is the young person able to manage their toileting in the expected way for their age?
Can the young person settle in bed, get off to sleep and stay asleep in the night?
Response to support
Is the young person able to seek and use support from adults at home and school/college?
Connection with the community
Is the young person involved with their school/college community and do they attend activities outside school?
Difficult experiences (adversity)
Has the young person had any unusually difficult experiences that have caused them distress and do they have the support they need to handle them?
Hobbies and interests
Does the young person have hobbies or interests they enjoy doing in their free time?
Are there issues in the young person’s family which affect their daily life?
Does the young person do things which could involve the police or court system?
Does the young person have any health conditions that affect them, either already diagnosed or being investigated?
Does the young person take regular exercise and are they doing PE in school?
Are there any issues with learning which affect the young person’s daily life?
Does the young person have friendships in the same was as others the same age?
Can the young person manage the usual changes associated with everyday life?
Sexual and sexualised behaviour
Does the young person have an appropriate interest in sexuality and sexual behaviour for their age?
Attending school, college or training
Does the young person go to school/college full time?
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