I warmly welcome you to Gary Crisp Consultants. I’m Gary Crisp, an experienced, Independent Social Worker (Registered with Social Work England and Social Care Wales) and Expert Witness. I provide a person-centred approach to Social Work and am committed to providing you with an excellent service whether its a one-off assessment and report or a regular programme of training. My work generally covers the South West of England (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire) and London, although I am happy to consider instruction from anywhere in the country.
I’m instructed by individuals, solicitors, case management companies, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and care homes to provide high quality reports, assessments and training in the following areas:
I can be instructed by anyone who requires an Independent Social Worker to complete an assessment or report in any of the areas above. I can also be instructed as an Expert Witness in the following areas; mental capacity and best interests, deprivation of liberty (Article 5 Rights), Immigration and the effects that deportation will have upon children and other family members, Care Act assessments and Continuing Healthcare.
I also have a keen interest in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), in particular at the stage where children are entering into adulthood and at the point where legislation such as the Mental Capacity Act (aged 16) and the Care Act (aged 18) apply. I am often instructed by solicitors, educational specialists and family members to prepare Care Act and Mental Capacity Reports in preparation for SEND appeals and Tribunals.
I can be instructed to provide second opinion assessments where the outcome of the original assessment is disputed. Or by those who require a thorough assessment which will stand up to scrutiny and cross-examination in court. I have extensive knowledge of mental capacity, best interests decisions, deprivation of liberty and the Care Act as well as completing assessments and reports.
With several years’ experience as an Expert Witness and writing reports for courts and tribunals, I produce high quality reports and assessments for solicitors and case management companies. Often, when a person uses a case management company to manage their health and social care needs, they don’t engage the local authority and benefit from the duties imposed upon them such as the duty to assess needs and develop a support plan. Instead, they instruct independent health and social care professionals when required. I am happy to be instructed by solicitors and case management companies to provide services such as; Care Act assessments and developing support plans, mental capacity assessments, best interests decisions and advice about deprivation of liberty. Please take a look at the services I offer and if you require the support of an Independent Social Worker, or would like to discuss any aspect of Social Work with me, please don’t hesitate to contact me.