Majestic Family Services is a Residential Family Assessment Centre situated in Kent.
Our aim is to offer the highest quality parenting assessments, which are robust and evidence based, with the child firmly at the heart of every assessment.
In addition to assessments, we provide nurturing individually tailored support programmes to try to empower parents to provide ‘good enough’ parenting.
We aim to provide objective and comprehensive assessments of families to assist placing authorities and the courts in making decisions about the welfare of young people. Our staff team work in partnership with parents and professionals to provide the best possible service to ensure the safety and well-being of families and children.
We work with families from across the country, and offer assessments to suit the needs of each individual family. Find out more about our assessments.
We are committed to helping families to break negative cycles and support parents to try to achieve positive changes. We ensure that we provide robust, balanced, evidence based and most importantly child focused assessments.
When there are concerns regarding a parent’s ability to care for their child(ren), there is a need for well-informed decisions to be made about each child’s future. Our highly trained staff will collate and provide comprehensive information that will help enable important decisions to be made in the best interests of the child.
Majestic Family Services will continuously strive in our aim to deliver the best possible service to all parents and children placed with us.
Read about Ross Barnett
Majestic Family Services was formed to really make a difference to the lives of children and families. We strive to provide outstanding, evidence based parenting capacity assessments, as well as first class support to families placed with us.
Ross Barnett has over 18 years of experience of working with children and their families. As a qualified Social Worker, registered with the HCPC, he began his career within Local Authority front line child protection teams and mental health teams. In 2005 Ross established a therapeutic community which comprises of residential children’s homes, a therapeutic fostering service and a DfE registered school. He has a Bsc Hons degree in Psychology and also holds the Registered Manager’s Award.
Read about Kate Scoins
Ross and I founded Majestic in 2011 with a shared motivation to provide high quality assessments of parental capacity, but where the parent could also be provided with intensive support. I have been proud to see the service develop from strength to strength with each passing year. We continually strive to improve and excel in the service we offer to families and professionals, always ensuring that the highest standards of assessment are produced.
Our Registered Manager, Kate is a qualified Social Worker with HCPC registration. She holds a BS Hons Degree in Specialist Practice in Social Care (Children and Families) and a Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Registered Manager’s Award).
Kate has worked with children and families for nearly twenty years, been a Specialist Lead Social Worker for East Kent Fostering Team’s Parent and Child Scheme and has worked for the Local Authority within various front line child protection, and fostering teams prior to founding Majestic with Ross.
Trained in the use of the Parenting Assessment Manual (PAMs) developed by Sue McGaw for undertaking assessments with parents with learning difficulties. Kate has also received training in the ARP model devised by Professor Shemmings and is trained to deliver Video Guidance Intervention.
Evaluative, well-reasoned recommendations are made to the courts and local authorities as a direct consequence of skilled assessment practices. A recent accolade received from counsel for a local authority suggested that one particular assessment be redacted and used as a model assessment for training purposes.