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

Over the past 15 years, WillisPalmer 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 WillisPalmer 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. WillisPalmer 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.

Covid regulations rule in favour of kinship care

02/12/2020

The government has introduced an exemption to the new Covid regulations to allow a child, who cannot remain safely at home, to meet with relatives, such as grandparents or a family friend, who have put themselves forward to raise the child on a temporary or permanent basis.

Following a threat of legal action by the charity [...]

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Number of children locked up through the ‘inherent jurisdiction’ has tripled

02/12/2020

There are more than 1,300 children locked up in various institutions, with a growing number who are not living in places designed to hold children securely, the children’s commissioner for England has warned.

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England, has published a report shining a light on some of the most vulnerable children in the country, [...]

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Ofsted: Child abuse could be going undetected

01/12/2020

Ofsted has raised concerns that child abuse could be going undetected in its annual report published today.

Reiterating fears previously raised in the inspectorate’s second report looking at the effects of COVID-19 on education and social care, the chief inspector of Ofsted Amanda Spielman said that while that number of child protection referrals has risen since [...]

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