The teams are managed by a Team Manager and supported by an Advanced Practitioner. The teams have seven Social Workers and accordingly there is a good level of management support and oversight. A monthly supervision policy is in place and practitioner are expected to prepare in advance for supervision.
An experienced Social Worker can expect to have no more than twenty-five children on their caseload. There is an expectation that assessments are completed efficiently are based on robust and proportionate information and sound analysis. Signs of Safety is the underpinning practice operating model.
During Covid, agile working has been implemented with staff working from home. All visits are risk assessed to determine the appropriate method of contacting and working with children and their family.