you. You are quite literally the best age assessor I have used
for a number of reasons (good drafting, attention to detail
etc). I have recommended you on RLG and I would not hesitate
to do so again."
turn to the final social worker evidence, namely the evidence
of the independent social worker [...].
His is, if I may say so, by far the most impressive
analysis of the issues that arise in this case that I have
seen." "...his is a balanced and well reasoned
report. His formal
age assessments record issues of significance that point away
from the claimant's primary case.
His report strikes me as more compelling as a result of
that willingness to contemplate and address the alternative
point of view." " In
my judgment, this is the most impressive piece of evidence I
have and I place very considerable weight on it.
Garnham, QC, in the case of R (FN) v
is my judgement is the best evidence in relation to the
Appellant's age conducted by social worker experienced in
undertaking age assessments and concludes that the Appellant
is the age he alleges."
Judge Morgan, First Tier Tribunal (I&A
last age assessment is that carried out [...] his assessment appears to me to be a careful and
considered one, over a slightly longer period and with access
to rather more information than either of the [local
Judge P-J White, First Tier Tribunal (I&A Chamber), 2011]
truly believe J would never have shared her story; it is a
credit to you both your knowledge and experience within
asylum/trafficking enabled J to talk - hopefully this will now
allow J to start to heal. I praised you both to social
services, we expected a period of trauma when you left but to
be honest J has shown incredible strength it is almost as if
she is relieved to have shared her story. I have read
the report you have put together, I feel it is of an excellent
standard, having been present when J shared her story.
Your experience shows in the way your have written up a very
emotional assessment. You have been so respectful to J and the
horrid information she shared."
[a local authority foster carer]