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Children and Family Matters

We provide Independent Social Workers for a range of private and family matters, and in relation to statutory arrangements for children.

A network of Independent Social Workers specialising in Children and Family Matters

Contact us for a free initial consultation, we will explain how we can help and provide our availability and quote.

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How we can help with Children and Family Matters

Independent Social Work reports provide impartial expert witness evidence that can be used in a range of legal disputes relating to children and family matters including contact issues, residence issues, child protection concerns, and children’s disability related needs. We complete independent assessments of the child’s circumstances and needs, consider the child’s wishes and feelings. Consider parental skills and abilities to meet the child’s needs, and make recommendations in the best interests of the child.

Independent Social Worker Reports

Our Independent Social Work Reports are child centric and completed with reference to the relevant children and family law, focusing on the best interests of the child in the short term and long term, in order to promote the child’s ability ‘to Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a Positive Contribution and Achieve Economic Wellbeing’ (Children Act 2004).

Our assessments and reports are comprehensive, evidence based and completed to standards for use as expert witness evidence in legal proceedings.

Our assessments include but are not limited to:

  • Special Educational Needs Assessments
  • Children’s Disability Assessments
  • Private and Family Matters
  • Statutory Proceeding Disputes

For information on applying to the courts for permission for an Independent Social Worker being instructed, please refer to Practice Direction 25c here.

Contact us for help with Children and Family Matters

If you want to know more about how we can help with Children and Family matters, please contact us today to arrange a consultation – email us on or call us on 0207 8465 600

About Us

Integrated Dispute Resolution (IDR) brings together an unparalleled range of professional legal support services.

Embracing the concept of ‘client centric’ legal practice we enable clients to maximise their legal budget, and support lawyers by minimising the time and costs spent on searching for the most appropriate ancillary services that may be required in the pursuit of the desired outcome in a legal matter.

All of the professional members are vetted and assessed on their abilities to perform services under each distinct area of law in which they wish to support. IDR provides a seamless extension of your legal team enabling lawyers to make the most effective and efficient use of their time and expertise.

IDR has won awards in the legal sector for its innovative approach and we are ISO 9001 and 27001 certified, ensuring that our internal systems are capable of delivering the service levels that the industry demands.

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    We are currently looking for individuals and organisations that provide legal and litigation support services, if you are interested in joining the IDR network and benefiting from our established relationships with Law Firms and Barristers in the UK and beyond, please contact us today and a member of the team will get in touch to discuss.

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