Child Protection Social Worker

Lancashire, Lancashire
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW342699_1546516806
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-01-03
  • Location: Lancashire, Lancashire
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-24
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A fab opportunity has arisen for Children's Social Worker to join a Child Protection and Children in Care Team within Lancashire area.

You will maintain high standards of professional practice, working at all times in the best interests of children and young people, ensuring that the individual needs of children in care are identified and standards are met. You will provide a preventative and rehabilitative service in with expectations of the Children's Act and facilitating appropriate resources where necessary to enable children to remain with their own families.

The responsibilities of a Children's Social Worker includes:

  • To ensure that every allocated child has an up to date and outcome focused Plan that clearly states the action, responsible professional(s) and agreed time scale for completion
  • To prepare and present reports for a range of purposes, including child protection conferences, child looked after reviews and court, and ensures that these are produced to a high quality standard
  • To ensure that a clear care plan is in place which has been discussed and where possible agreed by all parties
  • Respond to requests for assistance, taking sufficient basic information about the needs in question to be able to determine the level and type of supports required
  • Maintain case records and fulfil procedures and statutory duties in line with national and local policies, practices and procedures
  • To assess situations where children are referred as being in need of protection, accommodation or care provision, being particularly mindful of equal opportunities issues

Requirements of a Children's Social Worker:

  • HCPC registered
  • 2 years recent experience working within CP and Children in Care
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £24.97 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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