Step by Step Training and Assessment Tools

Step by Step is a suite of training and assessment tools produced by ACWA for the out of home care context. It is necessary to participate in training to be registered to use these tools.

Current range of tools

Pre-authorisation training for carers
  • Shared Lives for foster carers
  • Shared Lives for relative or kinship carers
Assessment of carers
  • Foster Care Assessment Tool
  • Relative and Kinship Assessment Tool
  • Guardianship Assessment Tool
  • Child-Carer Matching Tool
  • Carer Review Tool

See a video about how the current edition of assessment tools were developed.

Assessment of parents
  • Parent Assessment for Restoration Tool

Contacts and enquiries

For information about Step by Step registration for experienced carer assessors, please contact Louise Mulroney or Jo Roach

Accessing the Step by Step Assessment Report Templates

Registered users should refer to access instructions contained in your Registration Confirmation email, sent from