Providing specialist family safety, sex offending, psychological and cognitive assessments for family courts and local authorities across the UK
All of our assessments are designed to safeguard children, are noted for providing clarity in matters of risk, and help to move complex and difficult cases forward. Reports will identify treatment options and risk management strategies - reducing the need for care orders - and, if the case does enter proceedings, the expert assessment is already in place and avoids delays in the court's timescales.
We have a professional reputation for producing reports within budgets and to short timescales to fit in with court requirements. All of our assessment reports can be used in court and our assessors have many years' experience in the family courts as specialists and expert witnesses.
Family Safety Assessments
Assessment of Both Parents (Joint)
An assessment of both parents including all the elements of risk and vulnerability assessments. In addition, gives a clear picture of the dynamics of the relationship, the likelihood of separation/ reconciliation and the particular safeguarding issues raised by the parental relationship.
Safeguarding Children in Care Proceedings
DV-ACT experts have worked for many years to provide independent assistance to the family court and work alongside legal professionals to help keep children safe from domestic and sexual abuse. This is how we are different:
A child-centred approach - The safety of the child is the main consideration in the forming of all of our assessments.
We move cases forward swiftly - Our reports provide clarity in areas of risk; specialising in complex cases, we can help move cases on with realistic views on treatment and risk management within the children's timescales.
Experienced expert witnesses with relevant expertise - All of our assessments can be used in court, our experts have many years' experience in the field and in the family courts as specialists and expert witnesses.