Ms Michelle Berry

Independent Social Worker

Michelle Berry is an experienced and highly skilled Social Worker who provides assessments, reports, and direct work with children, for private and public family law proceedings.

Instructing Michelle Berry

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Michelle Berry has 15 years’ experience in statutory children and families’ social work. This is primarily in child protection, public law outline, care proceedings and private law.

Michelle’s has substantial experience at Senior Social Work Practitioner level and has worked within various local authorities across the East and West Midlands area. Michelle has also worked within different teams including MASH, Initial Response Service, Assessment teams and Safeguarding teams including court work. This brings a wealth of experience in completing assessments and writing reports for both private and public proceedings.

Experience of giving evidence

Michelle has substantial experience of giving evidence in family proceedings and has been involved in matters before the High Courts.

Case undertaken

Michelle specialises in undertaking assessments to inform the Public Law Outline process, including care proceedings, permanence planning and adoption, as well as private law proceedings.

Michelle also has experience of completing Form F assessments and Special Guardianship Order Assessments independently.

Specialist assessments offered

  • ParentAssess parenting assessments to assess parents with learning difficulties, poor mental health issues, or trauma-based difficulties.
  • S7 & S37 reports
  • Parenting Assessments
  • Specific Issue Risk Assessments including substance misuse, mental health and domestic abuse
  • Viability and Kinship Assessments
  • Supported Lodging Assessments
  • Form F Assessments
  • Special Guardianship Assessments
  • Together or Apart/Sibling Assessments
  • Contact Assessments
  • Views and wishes/direct work with the child


Michelle is available to undertake assessments within specific timeframes, at short notice and within short timescales if required.

Qualifications & Professional memberships


  • BA (HONS) Social Work Studies

Professional memberships:

  • Social Work England
  • BASW Independent Membership

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