Family group


We have experience of all Children's Social Care functions and can offer:

Lead consultant

Fergus Smith BSc (Hons), MA, CQSW, DMS, DipM.

Operational and consultancy experience of local authorities and the independent sector which includes:


If necessary Fergus has access to other associate consultants with relevant expertise.


Fergus Smith, together with Laura Ritchie and Chris Brann, is a director of Croham Services for Children.

This independent fostering agency was rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted in 2012. Aside from its provision of emergency, short, long-term and short break foster care SfC provides via contract and spot purchase:

SfC has enhanced accreditation with the National Association of Child Contact Centres (NACCC)