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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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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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Children from disadvantaged backgrounds ‘less likely to return to school’ as they re-open

Disadvantaged children are less likely to go back to school as they re-open this week, senior school leaders have reported.

A report by the National Foundation for Educational Research found that senior leaders with the highest proportion of pupils in receipt of Free Schools Meals in their school estimate that 50 per cent of families will [...]

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Adults who spent time in care as children more likely to die prematurely

Adults who spent time in care a more likely to die prematurely and from unnatural causes, according to research by the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care.

In fact, adults who spent time during their childhood in care were 70 per cent more likely to die prematurely than those who did not.

One of the authors Professor [...]

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8.8m attempts to access child abuse imagery blocked by IWF

The Internet Watch Foundation and its partners blocked at least 8.8 million attempts by UK internet users to access videos and images of children suffering sexual abuse during lockdown, the charity has revealed.

The IWF and partners has successfully blocked and filtered at least 8.8 million attempts by UK internet users to access videos and images [...]

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