At CF Social Work Ltd we pride ourselves on our flexibility, professionalism and consistently high standards of work for our customers.

We put the needs of children, young people and their families and carers at the heart of everything we do.

The following testimonials offer a brief insight into how our customers view us.


Testimonials CF Social Work Ipswich



Thank you CF Education for everything you have done for my daughter – you have supported her for 2 years and she is now sitting her mocks to get her final GCSE grades


I just want to take this opportunity to thank you and your (Social Work Assistant) staff for supporting Southend Borough Council with this task and I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Mum has come so far and this is an excellent example of preventing a child coming into care by using alternative models of intervention. Please thank all of your staff for me.

Family Assessment and Safeguarding Team - Team Manager

We would like to thank you SWA for her commitment to this family and for her professionalism. I also know that mum was very apprehensive when this service started, but mum has talked very positively about your SWA and has not felt judged by her.


I want to thank you and the team at CF Social work for the consistency, hard work and professionalism you showed in supporting the young person gain regular supervised contact with her family members, despite her being many miles away from them. It was so valuable to the young person’s first experience in the care system that she was supported by yourself and the contact workers to have regular, consistent and positive interaction with her parents and extended family members. The community contacts allowed the family to make new positive memories together and they all commented on how friendly, approachable and professional the contact workers were. I would highly recommend your organisation to any colleagues or other professionals needing contact support in the Suffolk area. I know the young person is also very thankful for your support. Many Thanks

Catrin - Bracknell-Forest LA

Thanks for all of your help and the workers insight into this case. I know it has been a challenging and worrying few days, but it does sound like mum is starting to trust your workers and that we have a clear picture of what homelife is like for her and baby S and that is what we needed. Thanks

Social Worker Norfolk Local Authority

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

We 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 have found CF Social Work Limited to be a professional, reliable, prompt and efficient agency providing thorough and detailed reports which have been used effectively in Court proceedings.

Birkett Long LLP