Elliot & Associates Ltd

Support, Consultation, Excellence

Social Care Agency


Elliot & Associates is a social care agency for
those working independently within the social
care sector. We are a network of consultants
administrators and professionals providing 
a range of services and consultations.

Elliot & Associates Ltd

Independent Support


We are a company owned and operated by social workers based in Scotland providing independent support. We ensure that the needs of the children and families that we work with are at the centre of everything we do.

Consultation Services

Our team are experienced, knowledgeable and have a range of skills and attributes. We will match you with the professional that will best meet your needs.


Training Services

We are currently developing a training programme in fostering and adoption panel administration that can be commissioned by independent fostering and adoption agencies and local authorities.


Team Services

Our team can connect, network, explore opportunities for work, access support and case consultation. We offer forum support as well as one to one support.


“A Service for Social Workers led by Social Workers throughout Scotland”

Statutory Service

Our independent social workers can undertake assessments on behalf of Local Authorities, Solicitors, Independent Fostering and Adoption agencies and Charitable organisations.

Therapy Service

Theraplay can help children who have experienced trauma and it can help children with a developmental disability feel more comfortable with social interaction. Ultimately, it can help families to experience happiness and connection.

Consultation Services

We are entirely committed to offering a range of cost efficient, thorough assessment service options specifically developed in line with our client’s requirements.

Team Services Support

The nature of social work can place demands on people working independently and it can at times feel isolating. We offer support to social workers whilst other recruitment agencies won’t offer this, we can.


We are developing our Social Worker Training at the moment and hope to offer training for social workers in the future.

Workspace Facilities

We are based at the Melting Pot in Edinburgh’s vibrant city centre, where we host our regular Independent Network Forum’s and have space to offer one to one support.


“I have worked on a number of projects with Elliot & Associates. I have always found Robyn Elliot to be a dedicated and highly experienced individual. Robyn has great enthusiasm and is highly efficient which makes every project we work on together a creative challenge pushing our skills and knowledge in ways that make it an enjoyable experience. Each project always has lots of positive take aways and produces work that we are extremely proud of.”
Craig Gillespie

Total Brandits

“Elliot & Associates’ work is characterised by diligence, compassion, a deep knowledge of social work practice, attention to detail.

They have a firm commitment to public service value base.

Deadlines are met and the work is of consistently high quality.”

David Maguire

Quality Assurance

“Dean and Cauvin Trust were looking at starting up a new Teenage Fostering service and we recruited Robyn on a consultancy basis to get the service established. The service is up and running now, and Robyn’s advice and knowledge was invaluable throughout the whole process. I would have no hesitation in recruiting from Elliot Associates in the future and would highly recommend them to others.”

Pamela Kidd

Dean & Cauvin Trust

We offer help and support to…


Our team has a range of experience and knowledge. Our backgrounds range from social work, commissioning and procurement, panel administration, fostering and adoption, quality assurance and training. This experience alongside a willingness to work flexibly means we will consider every client request and do our best to offer the service they require.


We have experienced social work professionals who can undertake complex risk assessments, kinship care assessments, parenting assessments, fostering and adoption form F assessments and inter-country adoption assessments. A member of our team is also accredited to complete risk assessments in relation to domestic abuse and contact issues which can be used in civil law cases regarding contact issues or in public law. We can also provide a bespoke service depending on the needs and requirements of our client. Our team is efficient, prompt and reliable in their written and verbal communication, delivering work of a consistently high standard


We offer opportunities to connect with other social workers and discuss practice issues through our Independent Network Forum and separately we also offer one to one support. We have experienced social workers who might be able to offer you direct consultation, advice and a professional framework of support and supervision whilst you undertake a piece of work. We know that social work can be emotionally demanding but research shows that good supervision and support is associated with job satisfaction and can boost self esteem and increase critical thinking. We want to help you build on the skills you have already and develop an experienced team, assuring our clients that our work is high quality, professional, thorough and consistent.


Through our network, we create the opportunity for social workers to work together as a community and reflect on practice whilst supporting each other. The emotionally charged nature of social work can place particular demands on you especially when working independently and it can become all consuming and emotionally draining at times. We know this can lead to social workers feeling isolated, so our aim is to build a team around you. We host regular events at our base in central Edinburgh and if you can’t make it along to one of those you can get in touch at any time for advice or a chat.



Independent Social Workers


Get in touch to find out more
about how we can support you!

Consultation Services


If you have a specific enquiry or want to find
out more about our consultation services.

Access to our Team


Working with other professionals to
offer support in a variety of disciplines.


We currently specialise in children’s services but continue to expand our network of experience to provide a number of other services in the future.

We recommend that you contact us to discuss your needs and we will do our best to accommodate your individual requirements.

Elliot & Associates Ltd

The Melting Pot, 4th Floor, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

Company number SC505850

© 2018 Elliot & Associates Ltd

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Phone: 0131 618 3141

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