Independent, Locum and Permanent
Avocet provides Independent Social Workers to Local Authorities and private and voluntary sector organisations across the UK. Based near London, we specialise in the area of child protection providing independent, locum and permanent social workers, Social Work Assessments, Court Reports / Services, Consultancy and Investigation and Social Work Training.
Child Focused Independent Social Work Services
Avocet has a core value of placing children at the centre of our services. This child focused approach has helped us build a reputation for meeting the needs of the child within the required time scales, making Avocet a reliable Social Work company to form a working partnership with.
To find out more, view our Social Work Services page or use the links below.
- Social Work Assessments
- Court Report / Services
- Consultancy and Investigation
- Locum and
Permanent Social Workers
Avocet is based near London and we have Independent Social Workers available to undertake independent, locum and permanent work across the UK. Find out more about Avocet.
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I read a thought provoking piece in The Metro yesterday about former Dragon’s Den millionaire Richard Farleigh who spent his childhood in foster care in Australia. He does not have a good story to tell; after being subjected to abuse by his father who was violent and an alcoholic, Richard and some of his [...]... read more
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