Children’s Social Care | Antser

we are leading the way in ‘doing things better’ for children and families.

used by 100% of local authorities in england

A trusted partner, our expertise spans 30 years and our services are used across 100% of local authorities in England, as well as many independent and voluntary providers of children’s services. Combining best practice with innovation and new and emerging technologies, we are leading the way in ‘doing things better’.

We support our partners in 5 core areas of children’s social care – frontline service quality; workforce development and retention; voice of the child; demand identification; and transforming behaviours. Available as standalone services or, combined, as a service transformation programme.


Our online procedures and handbooks are used by 95% of Local Authorities in England, underpinning social care practice and safeguarding partnership and promoting the best possible outcomes for children.  

In addition to online procedures, we are also one of the UK’s leading provider of expert witness and family-based assessments. 

Leading the field in expert witness and family-based assessments for 20 years, our team of over 500 retained psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians, and social workers deliver over 4,000 reports every year.

Workforce development and retention

We understand that training and retaining staff is at the heart of an effective service.  Borne out of the belief that things could be done better, our pioneering VR-enabled programme delivers learning and behaviour change across a range of core and emerging topics. 

Our learning programme, the first of its kind, is proven to engage and teach quicker, at greater depth and learners able to implement what they have learnt with increased confidence.

Voice of the child

As an organisation, we only develop and deliver services that will materially and positively impact on outcomes for children and young people.  

Enabling the voice of the child and empowering the team around the child to improve outcomes is our core driver, we support this across 3 areas – direct children’s services; ad-hoc or contracted services to support regulatory compliance and best practice; VR enabled immersive contact environments.

Demand identification

We believe the detail is in the data, but with increasing volumes of data across systems, departments, agencies and geographies, making use of data can prove arduous, costly and restrictive.

Based on our core value of delivering better outcomes, our demand identification tool, Antser Insight, simplifies the big picture, enabling you to understand where you are now and where you would like to be – next month, next year or in 5 years time. 

transforming behaviours

Our VR programme is a technology enabled behaviour change tool, designed to support the team around the child in understanding a child’s emotions, trauma and potential triggers so that they can support, care and guide them differently.   

Born out of first-hand experience of the social care system, this powerful approach quickly and effectively delivers the knowledge, understanding and empathy that otherwise can take years to develop.


As global pioneers of the first VR enabled behaviour change programme for children’s services, we have further developed our VR capability to deliver a safe and secure virtual environment allowing children and young people to meet, connect and engage with their wider support team. 

Our patented, intuitive technology, has a diverse range of uses to directly support vulnerable children and young people, as well as the team around them. 

  • Contact sessions – parent and child
  • Pre-birth assessment and mother and baby observation 
  • High risk – private law case contact
  • Children in care reviews
  • Child Protection conferences  
  • Foster care placement assessments/observations
  • Children in care council
  • Young carers – contact with wider world
  • Group work with children
  • Youth counselling – therapeutic interventions
  • Children in care council
  • Young carers – contact with wider world
  • Group work with children
  • Youth counselling – therapeutic interventions

leading the way in 'doing things better'


A collective of smart services and products, designed and developed to improve service delivery within the health, education and social care sectors.


We deliver positive transformational change with our partners, to improve services and outcomes. Our starting point is always – what can we do better?


We have a 30 year history of developing and delivering best-in-class training to address the everyday challenges of those working with children, families and adults.

Support Services

From expert witness and family based assessments, to online procedures and direct children’s services, we are the tried and trusted partner of choice with a reputation for quality.

Antser insight for local authorities

We present Local Authorities with a pathway to follow their vision by using data analytics and machine learning to develop a deeper understanding of the Children’s Services landscape. 

Antser Insight is a business intelligence and data science platform that provides insights on present and future states of your organisation or service. We use both market (open), specific local data sources and intelligence presented back through a web dashboard. 

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