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A specialist parenting capacity assessment service.

What is the Insight Service?


Insight is a Specialist Parenting Capacity Assessment Service delivered in Aberdeen City by two leading charities, Aberlour and VSA in partnership with Aberdeen City Council.


What we can do for you:


Insight has been commissioned to provide an independent, evidence-based assessment service to help in the decision making process for children who are considered to be on the edge of care. We can provide community-based specialist parenting capacity assessments and interventions to help parents learn the skills they need to safely parent their children at home. We work closely with families to help them show whether they are able to consistently meet the needs of their children. We look at all elements of the child’ssafety and wellbeing from physical to emotional, social to educational.

Reasons for requiring this level of intensive intervention can include:

  • Parental substance misuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Parental mental health
  • Parent having a learning difficulty/disability
  • Impact of parents’ adverse childhood experiences
  •  A combination of these factors

For more information please take a look at our brochure.


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