Rachael C

Rachael C undertakes independent assessments in a variety of areas and writes reports for the Courts relating to both Criminal and Family law. This includes both young and adult offenders within criminal law and children and parents and other family members within family law.

Her expertise include the following:

  • Attachment
  • Learning Disability and Cognitive assessments
  • Fitness to Plead
  • Mental Illness
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome)
  • Impulsivity and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Developmental trauma, abuse and neglect
  • Risk Assessments pertaining to abuse and neglect – physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Impact of abuse and neglect
  • Sexual exploitation and assessment of needs
  • Mental health and the impact on parenting including depression and anxiety
  • Risk assessments
  • Personality disorder diagnoses (e.g. Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Dissociation
  • Eating disorder
  • Self harm/suicidal ideation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Domestic violence and the impact upon functioning
  • Substance misuse
  • Ability to understand concerns of the Local Authority
  • Ability to care/parent
  • Explanations regarding behavioural problems
  • Ability to change
  • Ability to work with professionals
  • Ability to prioritise child’s needs
  • Child’s wishes and feelings (in respect of contact, for example)
  • Assessment of Risk
  • Sexualised behaviour/offending and risk
  • Risk of violence
  • Risk of reoffending
  • Fire-setting
  • Drug offences/substance misuse
  • Personality Disorder (e.g. Antisocial Personality Disorder)


We have adapted our working practices following the new COVID-19 national lockdown and rest assured that Carter Brown and our expert team of assessors are still available to support you throughout this difficult time. Although our doors may be closed, we are open for business and willing, ready and able to assist you.