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About Us

We are passionate, quality assured and experienced.

Who We Are

Harris Associates are passionate, quality assured, experienced Social Workers who are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of conduct, performance and ethics. We also adhere to the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) Code of Ethics. All of our reports are prepared to meet the high standards required by the Ministry of Justice Practice Direction 35; Experts and Assessors and the Tribunals Judiciary of the Immigration & Asylum Chambers of the First Tier Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal, Practice Direction 10; Expert Evidence.

Global Definition Of Social Work

The following definition was approved by the International Federation of Social Workers General Meeting and the International Association of Schools of Social Work General Assembly in July 2014:

“Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing. The above definition may be amplified at national and/or regional levels.”