Social Worker - Safeguarding and Child Protection

Location Swindon
Salary £32 - £36 per hour
The Long Term Safeguarding and Child Protection Teams cover Swindon by postcode allocation, broken down into two teams, the North and the South.

The Long Term Safeguarding and Child Protection Team work within pods to optimise the management, oversight and support to all social workers.

There are 5 Social Workers, and 1 Manager per POD.

The team requires Social Workers with experience and skill to undertake comprehensive assessments including parenting assessments in a timely way to inform development of outcome focused care plans with Children and their Families.

The team undertake care proceedings within the court, both private and public.

Social Workers initiate and complete within court timescales and achieve permanency plans for children including adoption.

Social workers need to be able to understand and respond to complexity of risks and are required to evidence on records, including providing analysis of their interventions with children and families.