***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

  • Philip King


    I am a qualified social worker with almost 40 years’ experience, initially working in a number of local authorities, and over the past 20 years as an independent social work consultant. Along with Jimmy Jack, I founded ISWA in 1998, and am very proud of the achievements of the agency, which have been achieved with an excellent management team.

    I hold the CQSW and Advanced Award in Social Work and undertake regular training. I have a number of published works related to work with children and families.

    As a Director with a range of management responsibilities, I believe it is important to maintain a level of direct practice, and I undertake some casework. My expertise is in providing expert opinion in cases of potential negligence of duty of care in child protection and support. 

    My HCPC registration number is SW27749. My Care Council for Wales registration is W/5002879