The Dimensions
  • Child
  • Adult

Expand All

  • Worrying & anxiety
    Can the young person manage their own feelings of worry or nervousness?

  • Mood & enjoyment
    Can the young person keep cheerful enough and do things which are enjoyable?

  • Eating
    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?

  • Behaviour
    Is the young person able to behave appropriately in a variety of situations?

  • Sensory responses
    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 & 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/carers
    How does the young person get on with their parents or carers?

  • Social communication
    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 & 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?

  • Gender identity
    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?

  • Sleep
    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 & interests
    Does the young person have hobbies or interests they enjoy doing in their free time?

  • Family situation
    Are there issues in the young person’s family which affect their daily life?

  • Offending behaviour
    Does the young person do things which could involve the police or court system?

  • Health conditions
    Does the young person have any health conditions that affect them, either already diagnosed or being investigated?

  • Exercise
    Does the young person take regular exercise and are they doing PE in school?

  • Learning difficulties
    Are there any issues with learning which affect the young person’s daily life?

  • Friendships
    Does the young person have friendships in the same was as others the same age?

  • Flexibility
    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?

Text Size:
Contrast: