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Independent Social Work Services UK
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Social Work Services

Avocet provides Social Work Services to Local Authorities and private and voluntary sector organisations across the UK. Based near London, we specialise in the area of child protection providing social workers, Social Work Assessments, Court Reports / Services, Consultancy and Investigation and Social Work Training.

Child Focused Social Work Services

Avocet has a core value of placing children at the centre of our services. This child focused approach has helped us build a reputation for meeting the needs of the child within the required time scales, making Avocet a reliable Social Work company to form a working partnership with.

To find out more, view our Social Work Services page or use the links below.

Avocet is based near London and we have Social Workers available to undertake social work services across the UK. Find out more about Avocet.

We are often looking to expand our country-wide network of Independent Social Workers and as you ... read more
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Work pressures affect Social Workers’ ability to protect Children
A survey by the British Association of Social Workers last week revealed that a staggering amount of Front Line Social Workers feel that they have been unable to protect children in their care due to the pressure of work.... read more
Is the government to blame for Child Protection Chief Executive’s resignation?
Jim Gamble resigned as Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) on Monday, leading to widespread criticism of the government’s actions involving the agency.... read more
Looked after children statistics released by the Department for Education
30th September saw a Statistical First Release (SFR) of information regarding the numbers of looked after children in the UK. It also looked into the reason a child is looked after, their legal status and the type of placement they are currently in. The information also takes into account the numbers of children no longer looked after, and the number who started to be looked after during the year ending 31 March 2010.... read more
BBC appeal lifts restriction on naming Local Authority
A court appeal by the BBC has lifted restrictions on naming a local authority after a recent court case.... read more
57 weeks for a Family Court decision
It seems ironic that the recent comments about Independent Social Workers by Ms Marion Davis are followed by research highlighting the length of time it takes for Family Court proceedings. The research by Barnardos shows that an average of 57 weeks pass before a decision is made.... read more
Are Independent Social Workers just an ‘expensive part of the landscape’?
It is a little over a month since Ms Marion Davis, president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services released a statement regarding the use of Independent Social Workers during court proceedings.... read more
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