COVID-19 Guidance from WillisPalmer

Whilst the outbreak of Covid-19 is likely to cause some disruption to WillisPalmer services in the short-term, we are issuing guidance outlining our plans to minimise the impact of the virus.

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Who we work with

WP has been commissioned by over 40 local authorities in the UK and by over 250 firms of solicitors.

Over the past 15 years, WP has been commissioned by over 40 local authorities in the UK and by over 250 firms of solicitors. We have also undertaken work for four different IFAs, residential establishments, schools, one university and many members of the public.

We currently feature on numerous framework contracts undertaking the whole range of assessment services, quality assurance functions and training.

“It’s so good to work with a provider that just gets things done”

Head of Service - London Borough

We have service level agreements with many local authorities and others simply spot purchase when the need arises. We are flexible and adaptive to commissioner’s needs.

You can also request a meeting with our Chief Executive, Mark Willis or Executive Consultant, Philip King, regarding the different types of specialist work WP undertake and importantly about how we can reduce your fees through commissioning work with us. We can also deliver audit and quality assurance functions, provide short term solutions to staffing problems, clear backlogs of assessments or provide expertise in a range of situations. Whatever the need, we have the solution.

“I was very impressed by the way my enquiry was dealt with right from the start. WP employed a high standard of professionalism & were very quick in responding to my enquiry and setting the waves in motion"

Solicitor - Local Authority

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Knowledge & Resources

Keep abreast of the latest news in the children's services sector.

Social workers: Protecting your mental health

It has long been recognised that social work is one stressful occupation.

Research by Bath Spa University described social workers’ working conditions “extremely poor” across the UK, irrespective of job role.

The demands that individuals had on their time was consistently found to be related to increased levels of stress, intentions to leave the job, [...]

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Calls to domestic abuse helpline rise by 25%

Calls to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline have increased by an average of 25% since the lockdown measures have been introduced to help combat the spread of COVID-19, the charity Refuge has revealed.

Isolation has potential to aggravate pre-existing behaviours in abusive partners and Refuge has warned of a surge in contacts from people experiencing domestic [...]

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8,000 former social workers registered to help during COVID-19

Social Work England has temporarily reinstated the registration of 8,000 former social workers in a bid to help social work departments continue running amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The regulator of the social work profession has written to suitably qualified social workers who left the profession in the last two years to advise them that they can [...]

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