High-Quality Social Work Services  

We have been providing reports to local authorities, the courts and independent organisations for 15 years. We have built a database of experts with a broad base of knowledge and skills, promising you delivery of high-quality reports. We provide a wide variety of assessments, including:

  • Parenting Assessments/PAMs Parenting Assessments
  • Supported Parenting Assessments (completed with family support workers alongside the social worker, please call to discuss)
  • International Assessments
  • Sibling Assessments
  • Fostering Assessments
  • Adoption Assessment
  • Special Guardianship Order Assessments
  • Viability Assessments (also as part of an SGO)
  • Connected Persons Assessments
  • Video Interactive Guidance Work (video feedback in which a “guider” helps a client to enhance communication within relationships)
  • Service Improvement/Mentoring

WP Quality Assurance

WillisPalmer exists to promote and protect the welfare of children. We believe that a rigorous quality assurance process is central to this aim. Therefore we invest heavily in a robust system to ensure reports are comprehensive, focused on the needs of the child and provide a detailed response to instructions. Click here to read more about our QA process.

“The independent social worker was very professional and reliable throughout the whole process. It was evident the ISW was independent & was making their own professional judgement on what the issues & concerns were

Local Authority | London Borough

Professional Reports

We have been providing reports to local authorities, the courts and independent organisations for 15 years. We have built a database of experts with a broad base of knowledge and skills. We are able to provide a large base of work including:

– Expert Parenting Capacity and Risk Assessments

– Special Guardianship and Connected Person reports

– Viability and Regulation 24 reports

– PAMs assessments

– Forensic Sexual Offender Risk Assessments

– Domestic Violence Risk Assessments

– Multi-disciplinary Assessments

– Adoption Reports

– Step-Parent Adoption Reports

– Sibling Assessments

– International Assessments

Take a look at the quality of ISW reports by reading the research by Dr Julia Brophy at the University of Oxford…

STAGE I – Executive Summary
STAGE II – Executive Summary


“The report was of an excellent standard. It was thorough, factual and informative, closing many of the gaps in knowledge within the case. The Court and Judge commented on the standards of professionalism of the independent social worker, the integrity of his report and in his evidence during the final hearing”


Statutory Services

Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) Service

We provide a dedicated Independent Reviewing Officer service which includes a full quality assurance process and robust supervision of IROs. Our IRO service is different. We have fully trained and experienced IROs on standby to assist you if you have capacity problems or if you are looking to contract out a set number of reviews. To read more about our service click here

Recruitment / Temporary Positions

We can provide social workers for temporary assignments including interim manager positions.

Statutory Reports

We can undertake single assessments, section 7 and 37 reports and off-line child protection investigations.


“I have found working with Suzanne to be enormously beneficial, she is incredibly knowledgeable, efficient and professional. This has been a complex piece of work and she has turned this around in a timely manner and has remained focused and very fair to both parties despite the complexities. I am incredibly appreciative of her work and inspired by meeting her.”

Fostering Team Manager
South Essex Local Authority

Make a Referral

To make a referral simply call us on 01206 878178 or email us