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Martin Murphy Social Work Services


Martin Murphy Social Work Services was established in 2005 to provide high quality independent social work reports and social work services within a variety of contexts.

Martin has over thirty years experience as both a social work practitioner and manager in Local Authority child protection work.

Martin’s experience and knowledge focuses on the Assessment and Management of risk within the context of child protection planning and care proceedings.

Since 2005 Martin has operated as an independent social worker within the court arena and worked in a variety of social work roles within the statutory and voluntary sectors.

Martin has enhanced CRB clearance, professional indemnity insurance and is registered with the HCPC.

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Martin is able to use his extensive knowledge of local government processes to ensure that matters are investigated thoroughly and in a timely fashion.

Local Authority Team Manager

The reports were both very helpful in helping formulate plans with some very vulnerable children.

Instructing Solicitor for GAL

I am particularly grateful for you complying with the extremely tight timescales and in fact being able to file your report in advance of the deadline.

Instructing Solicitor for the Parents

Martin is a particularly experienced Social Worker and his evidence reflected the clarity of thought which formed the basis of his report.

From transcript of judgement in Care Proceedings

Your presentation in Court was excellent and you dealt with cross-examination and questions from the judge in a very clear and precise way.

Local Authority Solicitor