Senior Practitioner – Family Support

Tempest QSW

East of England,

Full Time

Working in a long term Child Protection Team. Managing caseloads of children subject to Child Protection Plans; Children in Need plans and Child in Care (CIC) plans. Holding a complex caseload all of which are in court proceedings Attending court alone Initiating Public Law Outline (PLO) and Care Proceedings, i.e. preparing Witness Statements and Care Plans for court. Undertaking Child Protection Enquiries under Section 47 of the Children’s Act of 1989. Preparing Child Protection Conference Reports and presenting cases at Child Protection Conferences. Convening and chairing Core Group Meetings. Undertaking Core Assessments within the Child in Need Framework, and implementing Child In Need Plans. This includes chairing Child in Need meetings and reviewing Plans. Undertaking Pre-Birth Assessments under Section 47 of the Children’s Act of 1989 Conducting home visits for monitoring purposes to promote the welfare of children. Conducting home visits, including school visits to safeguard children adhering to statutory guidelines under the above stated plans Liaising and working closely with partnership agencies to support the families. Completing Court Reports for Private Law Proceedings such as Section 7 and 37 Reports. Undertaking parenting capacity assessments. Completing Child in Care reports in preparation of Child in Care Conferences Hold "Stability Meetings" to plan for placement about to breakdown The completion of parenting capacity assessments, sibling assessments and assessments of potential kinship / connected person assessments including Viability Assessments and Special Guardianship Order Assessments. Providing evidenced based analysis of significant harm to inform decisions within the court arena to achieve permanence ensuring that the child’s voice is heard. 

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Job Information

  • Role: Senior Practitioner - Family Support
  • Role Type: Child Services
  • Region: East of England
  • Location: Thurrock
  • Phase: Children Long Term Team
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Status: Open
  • IR35 Status: Inside IR35
  • Reference: TR034177

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