Pet risk assessments

for child adoption and fostering placements

Are you a prospective adoptive parent or foster carer who’s been asked to obtain a pet behaviour assessment?  Or are you a social worker needing advice about a family pet? 

As a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), I am often called upon to assess the potential risk dogs, and other pets, may pose to children.  Working with adoptive parents, foster carers, and social workers, to ensure child safety, I carry out independent risk assessments across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Yorkshire (other areas may be considered, please contact me to discuss).

Are you a parent, adopting a child?

Have you been asked by an adoption agency to obtain a risk assessment for your pet, to support your adoption application?  Don’t worry, I can help you.

I can prepare a thorough risk assessment and give clear advice on practical home considerations, as well as how to effectively and safely introduce children and pets.

Are you a concerned social worker?

Has a particular incident occurred and you need professional advice as to the potential risk a pet poses to a child’s safety?  

I’m here to support you with independent advice and recommendations, based on many years experience in the canine behaviour field.

The assessment process

Service fee

The cost for this professional service is £345 based on a single dog, plus mileage/travel fees incurred. Please note that a separate quote can be provided for a multi-dog/pet household.