Welcome to Families West

Professional, independent, social workers

Families West is a diverse team of highly experienced and dedicated independent social workers, providing a range of professional social work services for children and their families across South and West Wales.

The Company offers a range of Direct Work with children & families, including Parenting & PAMs AssessmentsProfessional Social Worker Training and Consultancy services to Local Authorities, third sector organisations and law firms.  They are now also able to offer a range of Therapeutic Services including bespoke child and parent Interventions.

All practitioners with Families West are fully qualified social workers and are registered with the relevant professional bodies, with a minimum of five years practice experience across a range of social work and third sector services plus, in many cases, specialist training and other research & knowledge bases.

Social work services portfolio

To find the service you need, follow the links in the main navigation at the top of the page, or select from the sections below!

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Direct social work

Direct social work with children and families across South and West Wales including parental support and 'life story'.
Click to visit the direct social work section.


Information about PAMS, Form F, parenting, viability and special guardianship assessments across Wales.
Click for a breakdown of all assessments.

Training a social worker

Training services

Public sector standard and bespoke training courses for individual social workers or teams.
Click to go to the social work training page.

Professional consultancy

Professional advice and consultancy for Local Authorities or third sector Organisations throughout South Wales.
Click for more about social work consultation.

Hands up for free advice on independent social work services in Wales

Free initial advice. . .

Whether you are with a Local Authority, third sector organisation or law firm, Families West will be happy to chat through the process and provide a quote to outsource any of your social worker needs. . .  free of charge and with no obligation.   Email support@familieswest.uk at any time to arrange for an informal chat!