Social work assessments

Since 2001, Carter Brown have been providing Social Work assessments across the country and have a reputation for excellence in this area. We provide reports to Local Authorities, Courts, Independent Fostering Agencies and Voluntary Adoption Agencies and have completed almost 1000 of these assessments in the past year.

Our Social Workers are extremely experienced in their chosen fields and can complete the following assessments:

  • Parenting assessments
  • Form F assessments
  • Viability assessments
  • Connected Persons assessments
  • PAMS assessments
  • Age assessments
  • PAR assessments
  • Special Guardianship assessments
  • Initial visits
  • Annex A assessments
  • International assessments
  • Section 7 reports
  • Life Story Work
  • Deprivation of liberty assessments
  • Case file audits

Our aim is to make instructing through us as simple as possible; saving you time.

To do this we have a 3 stage process:

Referrals: From one call or email, our experienced team will offer you a choice of Social Workers, along with cost estimates and timescales. We ensure that those assessors have a skill set tailored to your case and are local to the applicants. We can do this on the same day, and in as little as 30 minutes if you’re in a hurry.

“The service form Carter brown is always very quick and smooth.  We are always able to approach with ease and will get prompt responses which is very helpful in the type of work we do where delay can have massive impact for the children.”

Case Handlers: Once confirmed your case is passed on to our Case Handling Team. They deliver the highest level of administrative support by liaising between you and the assessor, making sure timescales are adhered to. They will be your single point of contact for all enquiries.

“A detailed report and regular communication, we would be happy to use Carter Brown again”

Quality Assurance: We work hard to ensure reports are of the best quality. We have a dedicated Quality Assurance Team, who make sure that our reports are not only free from spelling mistakes and grammatical errors but are evidenced based, focused and analytical.

“Without your help we would not have been able to meet our targets, in terms of both quantity and timescales. Without your fostering and adoption assessments, we would not have been able to recruit the same number of carers. It’s been cost effective for us to have you managing our stage 2 assessments and speeded up the approval of in house carers.”