Ms Frances Grant

Independent Social Worker

Ms Grant

Frances Grant has been a qualified social worker since 2009. She has considerable experience at Advanced Practitioner level and is well qualified to undertake assessments and reports for private and public proceedings.

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Frances spent eleven years working for a local authority, undertaking child protection/care proceedings work, kinship care assessments, and all tasks associated with children in care/children being placed for adoption.  Frances has been an independent social worker for three years, and in that time she has undertaken a wide variety of work including in the field of fostering and adoption.  Frances’s particular strengths are being able to effectively build relationships, communicate in complex situations with children, families, carers & professionals, and being empathetic, open minded, fair and rational.


Experience of giving evidence

Frances Grant has experience of giving evidence in the family court.


Languages spoken

  • English – Fluent

Cases undertaken

  • Family Court proceedings
  • S7 & S37 reports
  • Parenting Assessments
  • Viability and Kinship Assessments
  • Special Guardianship Assessments
  • Together or Apart/Sibling Assessments
  • Contact Assessments
  • Views and wishes/direct work with the child
  • Standards of Care Investigations
  • Child Permanence Reports
  • Prospective Adopters Reports
  • Pre-birth assessments


Ms Grant is able to work within specified timescales and she can also be available at short notice. She is also able to undertake an assessment within a clients house or other setting. Ms Grant can also undertake remote video link assessments.

Qualifications and memberships


  • MA Social Work (University of Birmingham)
  • Post Qualifying Specialist Diploma in Social Work with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers (University of Birmingham).


  • Social Work England
  • BASW

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