Frontline service quality - online procedures and expert witness and family-based assessments

Supporting best practice across 95% of local authorities in England

Our online procedures and handbooks underpin social care practice and safeguarding board responsibilities, promoting the best possible outcomes for children.  They support good practice in an increasingly complex legislative framework, offering clarity and authority in areas where there is a clear statutory obligation, yet also encourage creativity and best practice.

In addition to our online procedures for children’s services, we are also 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 15,000 assessments every year.

online procedures

Our online procedures and handbooks underpin social care practice and safeguarding board responsibilities, promoting the best possible outcomes for children.  They support good practice in an increasingly complex legislative framework, offering clarity and authority in areas where there is a clear statutory obligation, yet also encourage creativity and best practice.

Our service delivers a complete content creation, updating, hosting and archiving procedures service for:

  • Children’s services
  • Children’s local safeguarding boards
  • Independent fostering agencies
  • Independent residential providers
  • Regional Adoption Agencies

Expert witness and family-based assessments

Our process is underpinned by 3 core values – quality, efficiency, and value. 

Our nationwide network of experts, all of whom who have been subject to a rigorous recruitment process that is compliant with the Ministry of Justice Quality Standards for experts, are at the heart of the company and our reputation relies on their excellence.

On receipt of a referral our experienced team will offer a choice of experts, along with cost estimates and timescales. We ensure that those experts have a skill set tailored to your needs and are local to you. We can do this on the same day, usually within the hour.  Most assessments are completed within 6 weeks of instruction, although shorter timescales can often be secured.

All assessments can be completed remotely or in person either on a fixed fee basis or, for assessments within legal proceedings, at legal aid rates.

We provide social work assessments: Form F, PAR, Connected Persons and Special Guardianship as well as Expert witness assessments: Psychologist, Psychiatrist and Paediatrician. 

independent children's services providers

At Antser, we provide a comprehensive service for Independent Children’s Homes and Independent Fostering Agencies, covering online policies and procedures, handbooks, inspections and training. 

As a trusted provider with over 30 years’ experience in the social care sector, our services are proudly used to support over 95% of local authorities and a host of independent providers across the UK.

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