Independent Expert Witness Reports
I can be instructed as an Expert Witness in the following areas of adult and children’s social care:
- Care and Carer Assessments for children and adults
- Mental Capacity and Best Interests Decisions
- Deprivation of Liberty and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Civil negligence in matters relating to older adults (breach of duty)
As well as writing reports that are compliant with the various court rules, my Expert Witness reports are rooted in Social Work theory and good practice principles. An expert witness instruction is a specific instruction to assist the courts where specialist knowledge is required and has been requested. It is different to instructing me as an experienced Independent Social Worker and the letter of instruction will need to clearly stated whether an expert witness is being instructed or not.
In addition to instructing me as an expert witness, I can also be instructed as an independent Social Worker.