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 adoption consortia and have completed almost 1400 of these assessments in the past year.

Our independent social workers are experienced in working with children, families and vulnerable adults.  With a UK-wide network of assessors, we are able to provide:

Additionally, each of our social workers has a number of unique specialisms which we use to determine their suitability for every case.

Our aim

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

To achieve this, we have a 3-stage process:



From one call or email, our team will offer you a choice of experts, along with timescales and cost estimates. Those experts will have a skill set tailored to your needs and be local to you. We can do this on the same day, and in as little as 30 minutes if you’re at court.


Case Handlers

Once you have confirmed an expert, your case is passed to our Case Handling Team. They provide high-level administrative support by liaising between you and the expert, to ensure your assessment goes to plan. They will be your single point of contact for all enquiries.


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 evidence-based, focused and analytical.