Our client in Greenwich is looking for someone to join the Children's Safeguarding & Social Care Team, deliver effective social work assistance to safeguard and enhance the well-being of children in need.
The ideal candidate will employ consistent child-centered practices, ensuring the active involvement of children in assessment, planning, intervention, and reviews. They will also demonstrate professional leadership for collaborative efforts addressing the needs of children in various circumstances, including those with child protection plans, privately fostered children, and care leavers. Engaging with parents and caregivers the aim is to strengthen protective factors, reduce risks, and foster safe and reasonable parenting.
- Receive and share information about children and families in compliance with policies, protocols, and Data Protection Act principles.
- Conduct assessments, planning, and case management activities adhering to legal, regulatory, and professional practice standards, including statutory guidance on various aspects such as safeguarding and fostering.
- Demonstrate sound professional judgment regarding children's needs, parenting capacity, family dynamics, and environmental factors, using these insights to inform effective actions and resource allocation.
- Coordinate, support, and challenge professionals to collaborate effectively, evaluating the impact of interventions on children's well-being.
- Prepare and present evidence and reports to Panels and Courts independently, securing decisions for the child's safety.
- Promote the participation of children, young people, and families in shaping the service provided.
- Keep stakeholders informed about children's social care involvement and case progress.
- Advocate for independent advocacy for children and young people, contributing to its evaluation.
- Make evidence-based recommendations for appropriate intervention levels, including initiating child protection processes under Part 3 of the Children Act 1989.
- Carry out actions under Part 5 of the Children Act 1989 related to child protection, coordinating investigations, strategy meetings, conferences, court applications, and collaboration with the police.
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If you have any questions, please call 01727 228846 and speak to our team.