Independent Social Work Services
Avocet provides Independent Social Workers to Local Authorities and private and voluntary sector organisations across the UK. Based in Kent, near London, we specialise in the area of child protection providing Social Work Assessments, Court Reports / Services, Consultancy and Investigation and Social Work Training.
Child Focused Independent Social Workers
Avocet has a core value of placing children at the centre of assessments. 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 Independent Social Work company to form a working partnership with.
To find out more, view our Independent Social Worker Services page or use the links below.
Avocet is based in Kent, near London with easy access to Sussex and other home counties. Find out more about Avocet.
BBC News reports: Children caring for a relative could have their education and job prospects permanently damaged, a charity warns. The Children’s Society says one in 12 young carers in England spend more than 15 hours a week caring for a parent or sibling, and one in 20 miss school. Its new report says that [...]... read more
Thousands repeatedly run away from care, police figures reveal By Tristan Donovan, Wednesday 24 April 2013 Nearly 3,000 children repeatedly went missing from care in 2012 according to police figures obtained by the NSPCC. Police recorded 28,000 incidents of children running away from care in 2012. Image: Alex Deverill/Posed by model Freedom of Information requests [...]... read more
Children and informal kinship carers speak out ‘Successive governments have never ever wanted to acknowledge this underclass of caring that is going on. I can’t tell you how hard it’s been…and the eternal phrase ‘But this is a private arrangement’. (Grandmother bringing up 14 year old) ‘I worry about money every day. There’s not been a [...]... read more
Article in Community Care this week: What social workers need to know about the new NHS 1 April saw the biggest reform to the NHS in its 65-year history, bringing substantial changes for health professionals in England. But what does it means for their social care counterparts and for integrated working between the two services? [...]... read more
The following article was published by BASW on 18 March 2013: One of the world’s most troubled zones, an estimated 60,000 people have died in Syria since the uprising of March 2011. Save the Children has warned of a “collapse in childhood” in the country, with one in three children having been hit, kicked or [...]... read more
Article in Community Care 04.03.13 Practitioners must take time to find out disabled children’s perception of events, understand their wishes and feelings, and support them to participate. It is cause for concern that there is so little research in both the UK and further afield about safeguarding disabled children. Nonetheless, consistent findings emerge throughout the [...]... read more