Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to protect and promote the welfare of children. This is our paramount duty and the reason we exist.
WillisPalmer is an organisation you can trust. As a result, we won’t compromise on our principles. Therefore, we only accept work if we consider it to be in the interests of the children and family it affects.
Because we are a professional organisation we are reliable too – we do what we say we are going to do – when we say we are going to do it.
We recruit the best people with the best experience. We produce reports that are evidenced based and we certify this with a robust quality assurance process.
We invest in the training and development of our workforce so we can provide the best possible service. And we believe in sharing our knowledge with as many people as possible in order to help improve practice.
As market leaders in the delivery of safe, professional and reliable child welfare services we believe quality matters; the children and families who receive those services deserve nothing less.
“I was very pleased with the service received and would definitely use WillisPalmer again. They were very prompt in responding, offering a consultant and dealing with any issues along the way.”
Established for 14 years
WillisPalmer was established in 2004 by two qualified and experienced social workers, Mark Willis and Andre Palmer. We started small and over the past 14 years have grown to become the largest provider of independent social work and psychology services in the UK.
With over 300 professionals fully recruited we are able to respond to tight deadlines and provide you with a suitably experienced individual or team to meet your needs.
“Very good quality – clear and very comprehensive report. It was helpful to have the detailed Appendix. The report also addressed all pertinent issues and provided well reasoned opinions and explanations for the conclusions arrived at within the report”
We operate a safe recruitment process ensuring all of our contractors have appropriate qualifications, professional indemnity insurance, HCPC registration and references. We also ask for a copy of a report so that we can be assured they have excellent written skills. Every contractor who works for WillisPalmer has been interviewed by Mark Willis, the Director or Terence Simmons, one of our experienced quality assurance consultants. The average post-qualification experience of our professionals is 20 years.
Why choose WillisPalmer?
Over the past 14 years our work has been evaluated by both the University of Oxford and Essex University and in 2012 we were awarded the Investors in People award.
We are regularly commissioned by over 40 local authorities in the UK and have been awarded numerous contracts for assessment services, training and mentoring programmes and a range of quality assurance and auditing functions.
“Well led and managed company with strong values and ethos which underpin the quality and style of its work and business relationships. A good reputation and organisational culture that puts quality of care and professional support at the heart of company performance.”
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