Journal Article

The Use of Lay Assessors

Cheryl Simmill-Binning, Roger Clough and Ian Paylor

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 37, issue 8, pages 1353-1370
Published in print December 2007 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online May 2007 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI:
The Use of Lay Assessors

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This paper reports on some findings from a research study conducted by the authors for the Commission for Social Care Inspection. It examines the reasons for the involvement of lay assessors and perceptions of the effectiveness of lay assessors in specific regulatory functions.

Keywords: lay assessors; inspection; service users

Journal Article.  7953 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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