Codes of Practice and Ethics

Next Step Services (SW) Ltd adhere to, and fully supports the Social Work England practise standards, as well as the BASW Code of Ethics for Social Work. These can be found on their respective web sites at

Equality and diversity in Social Work

Next Step Services (SW) Ltd embraces equality and diversity. Our Independent Social Workers work respectfully with diverse family groups, encouraging participation and inclusion in all work undertaken. Through transparent social work practice, we aim to empower individual family members to achieve the best outcomes for children and families.

We are proud to have worked with the following Local Authorities and Law firms

What people say about us

Etmond and I worked together in our respective agencies to improve the lives of migrant families in the Buckinghamshire area. We developed at strong two-way referral partnership. During the year or so we worked together, we helped vulnerable families realise their rights and entitlements and improve their lives in a tangible ways. We helped them access realistic immigration advice through pro bono partnerships; advocate for accommodation and subsistence and champion their best interests. During this time, Etmond demonstrated numerous qualities, including:

– knowledgeable around immigration and families with NRPF

– caring and compassionate about the migrants community

– great attention to detail

– acutely aware of child protection and approachable for advice on these matters

– following data protection diligently

– always placing clients at the centre of the work he does

I hope to work in partnership with Etmond again in the future. Champions of the rights of vulnerable migrants and their protection.

Simon Dawson
Refugee Support Casework Coordinator at British Red Cross 

Etmond is professional and all the feedbacks I have got from my clients with children that have used his services for an independent social workers have been very positive. I regularly use him for my clients cases under human rights.

Mr Waleed Hassan
Director of Immigration Law firm.

Etmond was effective in helping set up the domestic abuse project for Norfolk and Suffolk overseas nationals who fall through the safety net that exists for other DA victims. He was a well liked and respected part of the People From Abroad social services team in Norfolk and developed excellent specialist knowledge.

Ms Louise Gooch
Strategic Migration Partnership – Senior Policy Officer, East of England

Etmond is an amazing social worker with an excellent understanding of caselaws and true empathy for families he works with. He always keeps families best interests at heart and works with that as a key focus.

Ms Aparajitha Reddy
Head of Business Intelligence, Performance, Improvement and Systems at Barnet Council.

Very professional service. Definitely recommend.

Sara Wiliams