Independent Social Work Consultancy Services
We offer a wide range of independent social work services in relation to adults with social care and health related needs. The consultancy aims to deliver services that are fully autonomous and independent of statutory and public bodies. Our associate practitioners are all highly experienced social workers possessing a minimum of ten years post-qualifying experience within the social work profession. All independent social workers have a specialist area of practice and are 'experts' within their fields.
Our services may be commissioned by individuals, service users or their families or by statutory services and public bodies seeking independent or expert witness statements outside of their organisation. We offer a transparent approach and are happy to engage in initial case discussions before entering into an agreement to provide and purchase services. We welcome solicitors to submit brief, anonymised case summaries, before formal instructions are accepted.
A fee structure will be supplied following initial consultation by telephone and the aforementioned summaries of the individual case. For service users and their families, we welcome telephone or email enquiries at which point you will be advised on the most appropriate pathway for your case.
We have a network of Best Interests Assessors who are able to undertake independent assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. All Independent Best Interests Assessors maintain the highest level of continuing professional development and ensure they receive regular legal updates and refresher training each year. If you have a query relating to a current or potential Deprivation of Liberty then please make enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine if an Independent Best Interests Assessor can help.
Social Work Consultancy
Natasha M. Watt Associates Ltd
Registered in England Company number: 7283301