A SOCIAL work expert in East Lancashire has been snapped up by an international management company.

Advanced Child Care Assessments (ACCA) in Burnley, has made its name over the past 25 years by offering market-leading independent social work investigation and assessment services for court proceedings.

This pedigree has appealed to portfolio specialists handl Group, which owns a range of legal, insurance and healthcare concerns.

Mark Webb, ACCA founder, said: “This is an exciting time for us and our panel of experts."

Graham Pulford, handl's chief executive, said their new acquisition "an unrivalled reputation across its field".