***WillisPalmer has merged with ISWA Ltd as of the 1st April 2017.

Both WillisPalmer and ISWA are long standing businesses which have collaborated extensively in the past. We hold the same core values and aim to provide services which are child focussed, quality driven and are offered at value for money to local authorities and others.

Together, we will become the largest independent social work agency in the UK, thus offering a large geographical spread, an increased pool of practitioners, wider expertise, and a development allowing for economies of scale.*** Click here to visit the WillisPalmer website

  • 03.01.17


    It has become a custom for some years now for ISWA to make a donation to a charity in place of sending out Seasonal Greetings Cards. This year we have made a donation to Valleys Kids in Wales, a community charity helping children and familes.

  • 20.05.15

    The Who Cares? Trust

    The Who Cares? Trust has launched a new guide for foster carers on how to support children with special educational needs. Children in care are nine times more likely to have a special educational needs (SEN) than other children, according to the charity's guide, while parents often call the SEN system complex and confusing - a situation that can be even worse for foster carers. Here is the links:

  • 20.05.15

    Kinship care treated like the 'Cinderella' of permanence options, warns charity chief

    Cathy Ashley compared the plight of kinship carers to the goverment's focus on adoption.

    "What I do challenge is why children with almost identical needs and prior experiences don't get access to that same care. Kinship care is treated as the 'Cinderella' premanence option," she said.