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WillisPalmer provides a range of high quality multi-disciplinary services.
WillisPalmer has established an unrivalled reputation as the leading provider of multi-disciplinary services to children and their families.
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Our multi-disciplinary managed services

WillisPalmer has established an unrivalled reputation as the leading provider of multi-disciplinary services to children and their families.
Our multi-disciplinary managed services

EXPERT ASSESSMENTS

WillisPalmer has an extensive team of expert social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and family support workers who are trained and experienced to carry out independent assessments of children and families. We have been providing independent assessments for local authorities, courts and independent organisations for 18 years. Our expert Independent Social Workers undertake a wide range of assessments including PAMs Parenting Assessments, Sibling Assessments and Fostering Assessments while our trained psychologists carry out Assessment of Psychological Functioning, Cognitive Assessments and Education Assessments. WillisPalmer offers therapeutic services and assessments to young people and their carers and Forensic Risk Assessments for those involved in intra-and-extrafamilial sexual abuse. As a genuinely multi-disciplinary organisation, we also carry out multi-disciplinary assessments of children and families.
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MULTI–DISCIPLINARY

WillisPalmer provides a unique, genuinely multi-disciplinary approach to the welfare of children and families. Our multi-disciplinary teams, made up of experts including independent social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, educational psychologists, therapists and family support workers provide bespoke cost-effective packages of care to vulnerable families and those experiencing often complex difficulties where children may be at risk of entering care. Under the Multi-Disciplinary Family Assessment Service, experts work alongside families in their own homes over an eight week period to introduce new ways of communicating and managing problems. An evidence-based report is produced after eight weeks with recommendations and conclusions. The Multi-Disciplinary Family Restoration Service uses a multi-disciplinary approach to families where children are at risk of entering care.
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FAMILY SUPPORT

Family support workers provide focused support to families with complex needs in a bid to improve parenting capacity, adult capacity for employment and educational attendance of children, as well as decreasing negative behaviours. WillisPalmer has experienced family support workers who can work with families experiencing difficulties and help them to change behaviour and improve communication and their parenting to keep families together. We provide our evidence-based, cost-effective, time-limited, bespoke packages of care for families experiencing difficulties - our Multi-Disciplinary Family Assessment service (MFA) uses the expertise of family support workers, particularly when children may be at risk and need 24 hour monitoring. WillisPalmer also provides a stand alone family support service for families needing support but without an intensive assessment.
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CHILD ABUSE LITIGATION

When a claim is being made against an organisation in respect of potential negligence and the way a child care case was handled, there are six critical elements where WillisPalmer can help claimant and defendant solicitors. Our team of expert social workers can provide expert opinion on whether the care and protection provided was what could be expected for the time. 1) High quality full expert reports. 2) Preliminary Reports - to assist solicitors and the decision-making process. 3) Chronology - a fair and balanced chronology. 4) File Preparation - record preparation completed. 5) Capacity to Instruct - our psychologists can advise whether your client has capacity to instruct on a case. 6) Expert psychologists can provide expert opinion on the impact on children of failures in care. WillisPalmer provides an impartial and neutral service to both defendant and claimant solicitors across the UK.
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EDUCATION & WELL-BEING

WillisPalmer works with schools providing safeguarding advice, consultancy and help with children’s behavioural and emotional problems. We can also help educators access a broad range of training on issues from child protection to understanding complex behaviour. WillisPalmer provides safeguarding surgeries - an opportunity for safeguarding leads and/or class teachers to talk through safeguarding concerns with an experienced children's social worker. Our experts can help schools make referrals to children’s services. WillisPalmer offers a Behavioural and Emotional welfare surgery - a comprehensive school-based mental health programme offering advice and intervention on behavioural and emotional issues presented in school children. We also provide expert educational psychologists to undertake assessments in schools and advise on emotional and social problems or learning difficulties.
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REHABILITATION

Child abuse has a profound effect on the individual and can impact on all aspects of their life. Without help, support, therapy and intervention, the abuse can affect many areas of the individual’s life. However, at WillisPalmer we believe that everyone has the capacity to recover if they receive the right kind of support that is tailored to their individual needs. WillisPalmer aims to provide survivors of childhood abuse, and their families where appropriate, with a safe and supportive environment to discuss what support would help. This can be practical support such as helping you to establish which benefits you may be entitled to or help with housing through to psychological services to support your mental health. We work closely with The Survivors Trust, an umbrella agency for specialist sexual violence and abuse support services with 130 member agencies across the UK, who provide specialist counselling and therapy along with a range of other support services
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Knowledge & Resources

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

Sixty Second Interview with Diane Wills

12/08/2022

Diane Wills is Consultant Social Worker at WillisPalmer, responsible for quality assuring the forensic risk assessment reports.

What three words best describe you?

Force. Of. Nature

If you were stuck on a desert island, and could take one person and one object, who and what would they be?

Well I suppose I should say my husband but I’m [...]

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Impact of cost-of-living on social workers

12/08/2022

Social workers are being hit by the cost-of-living crisis both professionally, and personally.

This week the British Association of Social Workers has warned that “the cost-of-living crisis is a crisis for social workers”.

While social workers frequently witness the impact of rising energy bills and increased living costs on the people they work with, they are [...]

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Lionesses victory: Opportunity for healthy role models and inspiration for girls

04/08/2022

Inspirational, positive role models, game-changing in terms of equality and raising expectations for young girls – these are just some of the accolades that have been lauded at England’s female football team since their Euro 2022 win on Sunday.

The sensational victory of the England women’s football team at Euro 2022 has inspired many young [...]

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