We can provide a range of Independent Social Workers (ISW) who are highly qualified in their respective field of social work. They are qualified social workers with full CV, HCPC Registration and Criminal Records Check, along with professional indemnity insurance.


Our ISW’s will undertake a variety of assessments, including First Tier Tribunals, Hospital Managers, Parenting Assessments, Community Care Assessments, dispute assessments and both adult and children assessments. We have a range of specialists in both children and adult services, including learning disability, older adults and secure and complex care.

Independent Social Work is a consultancy service specialising in all aspects of mental health and learning disability services, treatment and care. We are able to provide consultation on all matters relating to the care and treatment of vulnerable adults, from direct clinical practice through to business redevelopment. We draw upon many years of experience, ranging from direct practice in social work, through to lecturing on University programmes. Our philosophy is grounded in the ethics and values of professional social work and our commitment to the empowerment of all individuals. We strive to empower, promote and protect the needs and interests of vulnerable people through our commitment to the highest possible standards of care.

Our associates are highly specialised, expert practitioners from the social work profession and offer a high calibre of skills and practice. We use research, evidence based practice and policy to inform and underpin all services that we deliver.

Ultimately we strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for the purchasers of our services.

Our clients include:

  • Local Authority – Learning and Development Services
  • Voluntary and Private Sectors
  • National Health Service
  • Mental Health Law Firms
  • Domiciliary Recruitment Care Agencies

Our services include:

We deliver a range of services, from specialised consultations through to direct social work practice. We work with a number of consultants and independent social workers who are able to offer interventions for a vast range of service user needs:

Service User Groups:

  • Adult Mental Health
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Secure and Complex (Forensic)
  • Substance Misuse, Addictions and Dual Diagnosis
  • Child Protection
  • Youth Justice
  • Fostering and adoption

Service Provision:

  • First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health)
  • Assessments and Independent Reports
  • NHS and Community Care Act 1990 Assessments
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare Assessments
  • Parenting Assessments
  • Residential Care Assessments & Reviews

Specialist Consultancy Services

  • Business and training needs analysis
  • Project management and development
  • Adult safeguarding consultation and investigation
  • Service user advocacy and representation
  • Coaching and Mentoring in the workplace
  • Mental and Emotional wellbeing of staff and personnel
  • Workforce development and education
  • Improving the efficacy of staff teams

In partnership with its sister organisation, Independent Social Work, Learning Disability can offer consultancy services providing high quality expert social workers to the public and statutory sectors.
If you require an assessment then please contact us.

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