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

How to become a registered Step by Step assessor

Inexperienced carer assessors can click here

Experienced carer assessors can 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