Professional Advisor steps up to vacate the role left by Roger Chapman, ushering a new generation of social care workers

Retiring from training in March, leading social care expert, pioneer of Form F training and author, Roger Chapman has spent the last month mentoring his successor, Rinisha Tailor, Professional Advisor at Carter Brown, to continue delivering the highly demanded Form F Assessments. Roger’s book, ‘Undertaking a Fostering Assessment’, has been widely used throughout the country […]

Let’s talk about that DoLS backlog

Studies show that DoLS teams are getting through up to three times more assessments than they were in 2014/15, but the backlog of cases remaining incomplete or never started continues to grow. This is due to the number of new applications dramatically outstripping the number of completed or withdrawn assessments. Despite a rise in the […]

Liberty Protection Safeguards – a new, simpler system

A new, simpler system planned to replace ‘overly complex’ DoLS assessments. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments, commonly known as DoLS, are carried out on people who do not have the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care, and have had their liberty deprived in some form. Studies show that DoLS teams are […]

Heart-warming Feedback for Carter Brown Expert

In January, Carter Brown Director, Kieran Darnell, received a very heart-warming email from a couple who had recently been approved as foster carers with a Local Authority client. The couple, who subsequently became approved foster carers for Wolverhampton City Council, spent seven assessment sessions with their Carter Brown Social Worker, Karen, prior to their panel […]

ISO 9001

We’re proud to announce that Carter Brown has been awarded ISO 9001 certification, the International Standard for Quality Management Systems! ISO 9001 is designed to help organisations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders, by having a framework in place that helps ensure consistent quality in the provision of services. This […]

Covid-19 Update

In light of the recent announcement made by the Government yesterday regarding their advice for Coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to take the opportunity to update you on our proposed measures with regards to our assessments and communication with you. Given that the Courts and Local Authorities remain open, it is business as usual for our […]

Message from Antser CEO – Covid-19 Update

A message from Antser Group CEO, Richard Dooner:  As a group we provide vital online, virtual and direct services to our clients.  Many of which can continue without significant disruption, some of which have had to be adapted and others that will be on hold for the safety of our colleagues and families.  We have […]

Are you a BIA/DoLS assessor? We need you!

Are you a qualified Best Interest Assessor, S12 approved Psychiatrist or GP with specialist training? Here at Carter Brown, we are looking to recruit a number of the above professionals to complete Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding assessments. BIA and DoLS assessments are currently in very high demand, with referral numbers increasing year on year, so […]

Kent County Council celebrate their Social Workers

With the sun shining, it’s hard to believe that just over a month ago the so called ‘Beast from the East’ was creating chaos all over the country. As ever the UK was seen to show a great amount of resilience, especially when it came to health and social care professionals getting themselves to work […]