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21 Jan 2022

DNA testing for Social Services

We provide DNA testing services to many local and regional authorities around the UK.

DNA Testing for Social Services

An approved supplier to councils across the UK

With our DNA testing accreditation, many social service teams choose to work with Crystal Health Group. We have a strong track record of delivering quality DNA testing services for local authorities and individual Social Workers. We are an approved supplier of DNA Testing for Social Services for many local authorities. These include local London boroughs such as Hammersmith & Fulham, to regional authorities such as Northamptonshire County Council.

Examples of DNA Testing for Social Services

Recent cases include arranging separate DNA test appointments for two alleged fathers for a child in foster care. This involved working with two sets of solicitors and social services.

In addition, we handle many cases that include multiple interested parties. For example, this can include social services, private individuals, and solicitors. When social services take the lead in a case, we assign our own dedicated Case Manager. As a result, you will have one point of contact providing advice, support, and appointment coordination through the process.

Furthermore, we can arrange split invoicing for interested parties when needed.

Third party consent

When working with a private client, then third-party consent must be in place to satisfy GDPR requirements. We will provide our client with a third-party consent form to be completed. Once we have this, we can liaise with authorised social worker about the DNA test.

Other considerations for DNA testing for Social Services

We also offer the opportunity for social workers to attend DNA testing appointments with their clients at selected DNA Clinics. In addition, we can also accommodate on-site sample collection at local council offices if needed. Sample collection can also be arranged at a test participant's home address. Again, a social worker may also attend home visits if requested. In these cases, a social worker can also act as a witness to the sample collection process if needed.

Whatever the requirement for DNA testing, we will do our best to accommodate a request, in compliance with our own policies and GDPR requirements.