Mrs Simone Valledy

Independent Social Worker and Best Interests Assessor

Mrs Valledy

Mrs Simone Valledy is an experienced social worker who provides expert evidence in child and family Court proceedings and adult Court of Protection proceedings.

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Mrs Valledy has been working as a qualified social worker since 2010.  She has extensive experience within both adults and children’s services. She has extensive experience in frontline child protection and also preparing expert Court ordered assessments.  She has given verbal evidence in numerous cases and have been praised for my understanding of the case and the quality of my written report and verbal evidence in children and family Court.  Mrs Valledy has specialist knowledge around various parenting assessment models and being able to bring to life the views and wishes of the child/ren.

Mrs Valledy has  extensive experience of working across the whole range of adult social care.  She has given written evidence to the Court of Protection on a number of occasions.  Mrs Valledy has advanced knowledge in Mental Capacity assessment and she is a practising Best Interests Assessor for Deprivation of Liberty safeguards.

Her current role is as an independent social worker for various local authorities and agencies.  She also continues to practice as a Best Interests Assessor for complex cases.

Experience of giving evidence

I started my Social Work career in 2010 and I have been giving evidence in Court since 2016.  I am able to attend Court and have the confidence to give robust and concise evidence for any assessment or conclusion I have reached.  I have given written and verbal evidence to the Court of Protection and Children and Family Court.

Cases undertaken

  • Specialist Parenting Assessment (see below)
  • Parenting Assessment
  • Special Guardianship Order Assessments
  • Viability Assessment
  • Connected Persons Assessment
  • S7 report
  • S37 report
  • Form F and Form C completion
  • Mental Capacity (including court of protection)
  • Independent Social Work Assessment for Adults and/or Children and Families

Specialist assessments offered

  • CUBAS assessment
  • Parent Assess
  • Best Interests Assessments for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Languages spoken

  • English – Fluent


Mrs Valledy is available for planned work and can also accommodate short notice work which may have a tight deadline.  Mrs Valledy is available for both face-to-face or remote video link assessments. She is able to produce a report within 14 working days following an assessment.

Qualifications and professional memberships


  • BA (Hons) Social Work 2010
  • Best Interests Assessor for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2016
  • Parent Assess qualified January 2022
  • CUBAS licenced August 2023


  • Member of Social Work England
  • Member of Social Work Wales
  • Member of British Association of Social Workers

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