Senior Social Worker | Family Safeguarding | Peterborough

Eden Brown Synergy
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Peterborough City Council has secured funding for a new Family Safeguarding programme and is in current need of experienced locum Social Workers to launch this exciting new service.

This new Family Safeguarding Service brings together staff from a number of agencies who work with children under 13 and their families into one team. Together they will tackle the toxic trio of domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental health issues that place children at risk of significant harm.

The aim is to reduce the number of children needing to be subject to Child Protection, and to avoid care proceedings and children coming into care wherever possible.

It follows an initial pilot scheme by Hertfordshire County Council which has achieved a 40 per cent reduction in child protection numbers and a 6.5 per cent reduction on children coming into care as a result of significant harm - bucking national trends.

As a Senior Social Worker / Advanced Practitioner you will work with other professionals to work with the whole family to safeguard children. So for example that will include adult mental health workers, drug and substance misuse workers.

This new way of working, which has been successful in Hertfordshire looks at the whole family, providing a social work service to children in need through a blend of children's social workers and adult professionals.
Extra info on success at Herts is here (url removed)

These contracts are inside IR35. Pay rate £32 per hour Ltd pre IR35 / umbrella.

Applicants are required to be HCPC registered Social Workers and have recent experience of children's safeguarding / child in need / child protection work.

Don't forget...Eden Brown Synergy offers a £200 referral bonus for Social Workers. If this role isn't for you but you know someone suitable, ask them to get in touch. £200 could be on it's way to you!

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