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WillisPalmer - ISWA merger

WillisPalmer has merged with ISWA Ltd as of 1st April 2017.
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Both WillisPalmer and ISWA are long standing businesses which have collaborated extensively in the past. We hold the same core values and aim to provide services which are child focussed, quality driven and are offered at value for money to local authorities and others.

Together, we will become the largest independent social work agency in the UK, thus offering a large geographical spread, an increased pool of practitioners, wider expertise, and a development allowing for economies of scale.

Please explore our website further to see the full range of services we can offer including Social Work Services, Psychological & Therapy, WillisPalmer Training, Fostering ServicesChild Abuse Litigation and Forensic Risk services.

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Blame culture results in risk aversion in social work

19/10/2021

A blame culture in social work impacts on risk aversion in the social work profession, some respondents to The Case for Change have warned.

Publishing the Case for Change in June, chair of the independent review of children’s social care Josh MacAlister said: “This Case for Change sets out the urgent need for a new approach [...]

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Schools dealing with social work issues during COVID pandemic

15/10/2021

Schools were forced to step in to support vulnerable families during the COVID-19 pandemic for many issues that were previously dealt with by social workers, research has found.

Schools found themselves helping vulnerable families with problems such as mental health problems, domestic abuse and poverty during the pandemic as more families were turning to schools [...]

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Young people at Oakhill STC held in rooms for 23 hours a day

13/10/2021

Children and young people at Oakhill Secure Training Centre are being held in their rooms for 23 hours a day, a joint inspection has found.

Children have spent approximately 19 hours per day on average locked in their rooms on average since mid-July 2021, the centre’s records show and on some days, this has increased [...]

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