LOCKDOWN 3: JANUARY 2021
WillisPalmer is continuing to provide our expert social work and psychological services during lockdown. We are utilising technology alongside safe working practices in line with government guidance to enable us to continue supporting vulnerable children and families.

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PAMS Trained ISWs available now

WillisPalmer has experienced independent social workers available to undertake assessments utilising the Parent Assessment Manual (PAMS) (S McGaw, 2010).

The PAMS has been found to be an essential assessment framework when evaluating parenting capacity of vulnerable parents including those with learning difficulties, mental health problems or other emotionally complex needs.

WillisPalmer has recruited and trained over 30 independent social workers throughout the UK who are qualified to undertake PAMS assessments.

All work is properly quality assured by experienced senior managers before the report is filed with the commissioning organisation.

PAMS Plus

In addition to applying the PAMS we are able to offer additional assessment on issues such as attachment, identification and management of risk. We can also provide clinical psychologists to evaluate cognitive functioning prior to the PAMS assessment. We are a multi-disciplinary organisation.

If you would like to commission us to undertake a PAMS based assessment please telephone us now on: 01206 848431, or email: enquiry@willispalmer.com

We are able to offer discounted prices to organisations looking to commission multiple assessments.

If you would like to meet with our Director, Mark Willis, to discuss your requirements please telephone or email us in the same way.

Who are we?

We are a national network of independent experienced social workers, psychologists, forensic risk assessment experts and qualified therapists

WillisPalmer is the UK’s largest provider of independent social workers, psychologists, forensic risk assessment experts and qualified therapists. We are able to help with a range of multi-disciplinary assessments.

WillisPalmer has been providing expert reports since 2004, serving local authorities, solicitors and independent organisations throughout the UK and overseas. As a social work owned and operated company, we ensure that children remain at the centre of everything we do.

Whether you’re looking to venture into the world of independent social work or want to instruct one of our experts, we are here to help and look forward to working with you.

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Progress in production of code for civil claimants of child sexual abuse

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Work is underway for a code to be produced for the benefit of claimants who are bringing civil claims for child sexual abuse.

In its Accountability and Reparations Inquiry , the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse recommended that The International Underwriting Association of London should take the lead in the production of a code [...]

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Bill introduced to see all crimes committed by under-18s dealt with in youth courts

25/02/2021

A bill has been introduced to Parliament which would ensure that all children are dealt with by the youth courts rather than the adult courts if the alleged crime is carried out before the child reaches 18.

Rob Butler, former magistrate in both adult and youth courts, a member of the Youth Justice Board, a non-executive [...]

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Rise in parental drug and alcohol misuse since first lockdown

24/02/2021

The NSPCC has seen a rapid increase in contacts from members of the public that children are being put at risk as a result of parental drug and alcohol misuse.

Since April 2020, the number of people contacting the children’s charity with concerns about drug and alcohol misuse among parents has risen by 66%. Between January [...]

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