Ms Leanna Cover

Independent Social Worker

Ms Cover

Ms Cover is an experienced in social work who provides expert evidence in safeguarding, Child Protection and family proceedings.

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Ms Cover is an independent social worker who has extensive experience in working with children, young people and families in a variety of settings. My most recent statutory post is a Deputy Manager for a very busy front line social work team (Duty and Assessment Child protection)  protection) in North West London. I work with children from unborn to eighteen years old who reside with their parents and also with children that are in the care of the local authority. In addition I have worked with children with different abilities and complex needs including autism, developmental global delay and Attention Deicit Hyperactivity Disorder.

I have over three years experience of manging  social workers and provide supervision and support to manage child protection cases. As a front line and independent social worker I have  over 8 years carrying out Child and family assessments, parenting and viability assessments where domestic abuse, control and cohersion has been prominent within the family unit. My skills stem around conflict resolution in relation to separated parents, despute resolution and improving outcomes for children. I also have extensive experience in producing high quality court reports for the  local authority.

As an independent social worker,  I have been carrying out specialised assessments and reports requested through court.  I also undertake age assessments, supervised contact  for families in private court proceedings and section 7 reports.

Experience of giving evidence

Ms Cover has nine years’ experience in giving evidence in both public and private family law proceedings in six different Local Authorities as well as Cafcass.

Cases undertaken

Ms Cover has extensive experience in undertaking private and public law assessments including:

  • Section 7
  • Section 17
  • Child and family assessments
  • Section 37 assessment

Ms Cover has years of experience of undertaking public law outlines process of permanency and family proceedings such as Special guardianship orders.

Specialist assessments offered

  • PAMS
  • Viability and Kinship assessments
  • Together and Apart assessments (siblings)
  • Section 7 welfare reports (including relocation)
  • Section 37
  • Section 17 Child and family assessments
  • Parenting assessments
  • Special guardianships
  • Domestic abuse assessments
  • Rick assessment


Ms Cover is available to complete assessments within 12 weeks timescale. Ms Cover is available to travel to complete face to face appointments in a remote space, community based setting or at home or in the office. Ms Cover is able to travel around the UK and internationally.

Qualifications and memberships


  • BA Hons social work


  • BASW Member

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