Testimonials

At CF Social Work Ltd we pride ourselves on our flexibility, professionalism and consistently high standards of work for our customers. The following testimonials offer a brief insight into how our customers view us.

 

 

I have found Cheryl to be a very competent Director and practitioner. I have worked with her on a few projects and she was extremely diligent and professional throughout. In my experience of working with CF Social Work I have found her to be a promoter of good social work practice.

Andrew Azzapardi

Hi Cheryl, I remember reading an interview you did using those questions in an assessment I read for Adoption Panel, I was impressed. This is really helpful in terms of my assessment.

Pat Tizzard - IRO

I did want to say though that that was one of the best reports I have ever had from you, it was in-depth and very clear without any hesitation. It’s the first time mum has accepted the situation which again confirms how clear the report is.

Liz Jones - Partner, Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil), For and on behalf of Birkett Long LLP

Hi Cheryl- sorry for short earlier response - had just finished a visit with a GAL to see some children. Yes it is v. Sad- I went through everything as I could with L to ensure she understood - which she did. There were tears... But I think this is kinder on her than dragging her through a 2 day hearing where the outcome is highly likely to be the same - thank you for your help and kindness towards her.


I can confirm that the final hearing in respect the P children concluded on Friday.I would just like to thank you for your assistance in this matter. Your evidence was compelling and enhanced the Local Authority’s case greatly. Counsel has commented on how well you presented your evidence. Well done and thank you. We are much obliged and I look forward to working with you again.

Solicitor - Essex County Council Essex Legal Services

have commissioned CF Social Work over a number of years to undertake a variety of assessments. Without exception these have always been to a high standard and value for money . They have always provided reports on time even when at times the timeframe was pretty tight. From my experience I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Stefan Chapleo - Head of Referral Assessment & Safeguarding Children & Families Service,Children, Young People and Learning Directorate (CYPLD), London Borough of Sutton (2013)

I can confirm I have sent several instructions through to CF Social Work since I have been at Barking and Dagenham (since February 2013). The instructions have been in relation to viability, parenting and special guardianship reports and have been carried out by several independent social workers. I have been extremely satisfied with the quality of the work carried out and the service provided by CF. The instructions have included several assessments within one rather complex case, involving a large sibling group and multiple family members. The standard of the reports has been consistently high, detailed and thoughtful. On another case, CF provided a social worker to travel abroad at relatively short notice to carry out assessments of two sets of grandparents. A detailed report was provided within timescales. My experience has been of a service (including the administrative staff) prepared to go the extra mile to ensure a consistently high quality service.

Rachel George-Hamilton (previously Lorenzo-George) - Solicitor | Legal Practice - Children's Safeguarding, London Borough Barking and Dagenham

We highly recommend CF Social Work Limited in their provision of high quality Independent Social Work Assessments. We have used their services over the last year, particularly in high profile complex cases, when we are aware there is a tight deadline, CF Social Work use skilled and very highly experienced Social Workers who provide timely and analytical assessments. We have used CF Social Work to undertake SGO Assessments, Complex Parenting and Risk Assessments and Extended Community based Assessments. Their reports are well evidenced; demonstrate excellent outcomes and they have a 100 percent record for meeting deadlines. We have also used CF Contact and Support Services Limited in the provision of bespoke Intensive Family Support packages where we have required 24/7 support on an emergency basis. CFCSS has excelled in the provision of experienced and qualified Family Support Practitioners, on occasion with less than an hour’s notice. Their reports and representation in court have also been excellent.

Elizabeth Hewitt - Team Manager, Care Management, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

In Hackney we have commissioned CF Social Work Ltd to undertake various court and specialist assessments. Throughout our involvement I have always found them to be responsive and highly professional in their approach.....Their work has consistently been of a high standard, they are reliable and on no occasion did they fail to meet any set timescales.

Stefan Chapleo - Head of Service Access & Assessment London Borough of Hackney (2009)