Miss Lola Olufayo

Independent Social Worker

Lola Olufayo

Miss Lola Olufayo is an experienced independent social worker and social work consultant who provides independent assessments, reports, and professional advice in private and public family law proceedings.

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Miss Olufayo has 17 years of non-statutory experience and 10 years’ experience in statutory children’s social work, specialising in child protection, Public Law Outline, adoption, and private law.  Miss Olufayo’s experience as a social worker and a manager includes working for various local authorities across London including management. Miss Olufayo has worked in various social work teams such as Early Help, The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), Referral and Assessment, Children’s Safeguarding, Court and Permanence, and Leaving care.

Miss Olufayo is able to undertake a wide range of assessments and reports in relation to children and families in need, both within and outside of the court arena.

Experience of giving evidence

Miss Olufayo has substantial experience in giving evidence in family proceedings, as well as mentoring and supporting others to give evidence.


Languages spoken

  • English – Fluent

Cases undertaken

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

Miss Olufayo is able to connect and build positive relationships with young people who are considered as difficult to engage due to her own cultural understanding, and awareness of social issues, currently impacting on society.

Specialist assessments offered

  • s7 / s37 reports
  • Parenting assessments
  • Risk assessments
  • Domestic abuse assessments
  • PAMS assessments (for parents with learning difficulties)
  • Viability and kinship assessments
  • Form F (foster carer) assessments
  • Sibling / together or apart assessments
  • Special Guardianship assessments
  • Contact assessments


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

Qualifications and memberships


BA (Hons) Social Work


Professional memberships:

Member of Social Work England

Member of British Association of Social Workers

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