About Families West

Our ethos is written into our name. . .

At Families West, we firmly believe that the best place for a child is at home with their natural family. . .  so long as it is safe, and in the child's best interests of course.

Founded by two highly experienced social workers, Families West is a creative, responsive and dynamic independent social work company based in Pembrokeshire, offering a range of independent social work services to families and children across South and West Wales.

With a child centric approach that allows for individualistic and independent assessment, without undue pressure or drive from external factors, Families West aim to work with children, for children. . .  ensuring that the child's voice sounds at the centre of everything we do.

Statement by the Principals:

"All assessments, direct work and interventions are completed by Independent Social Workers, operating as Associates of Families West and are therefore bound by our standards of quality assurance.  This provides our clients with a level of confidence in the services we provide and guarantees consistency in our output."

Families social work footprint in South and West Wales

Families West Footprint

All of Families West' professional social care services, including direct work, consultation and training are available to Local Authorities, law firms and third sector bodies across the whole of South and West Wales, including;

Cities & towns

  • Haverfordwest
  • Milford Haven
  • Pembroke
  • Swansea
  • Neath
  • Port Talbot
  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff
  • Newport
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Cwmbran

County & Unitary regions

  • Pembrokeshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Glamorgan (mid, south, west)
  • Monmouthshire
  • Dyfed
  • Gwynedd
  • Powys
  • Gwent
  • Rhondda Cynon Taff
  • Caerphilly

Families West Testimonials

The following is just a small sample of the feedback that Families West has received (unedited, and anonymised for privacy).

Training (General):

Practice Assessing (Social Work BSc & MSc Students):

Professional Supervision:

NQSW & Student Mentoring: