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Luton Council

Family Safeguarding Social Worker

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15 September 2021

14 October 2021

Connect2Luton are excited to recruit a Family safeguarding Social Worker on behalf of Luton Borough Council within their people department.

About the Role
Receive and co-ordinate referrals, undertake assessments/formulate care plans, arrange action, and review services for children and families.

As a Social Worker you will be responsible to:
• Complete professional assessments of need and risk in respect of service users and carers using the Department of Health and Luton Borough Council criteria for children in need and significant ha Taking the lead role and responsibility, your co-ordinate the multi-agency approach to prevent and address child protection issues and children in need.
• Undertake statutory duties under the Children Act 1989 and other legislation and guidance relating to service users and carers g., care proceedings, arrangements for adoption/permanency, risk assessments and investigations in relation to the protection of children. Including arrangements for obtaining and carrying out Court Orders, attending court as the Council’s representative and providing instruction to legal counsel.
• Plan professional intervention using the appropriate available resources ensuring needs are met through negotiation and consultation with professional colleagues and service use Promote anti-discriminatory practice and the empowerment of service users.
• Ensure that the needs of service users are regularly reviewed and changes in circumstances and newly identified needs are ad This will necessitate organising and chairing multi agency meetings.
• Effectively and comprehensively gather record and analyse sensitive and confidential data on the relevant database, collating key information relating to children’s safeguarding and protection, maintaining accurate and up to date records in accordance with the Data Protection Act, provide case reports, relevant documentation and witness statements for court when required and enable the production of statistical and management reports as required.

Skills and Experience
• Ability to make professional judgements in a multi-disciplinary setting
• Able to work with complex and challenging cases, where there may be issues of vulnerability and risk with appropriate supervision.
• Able to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and work with service users, which will include children and with a wide range of other professionals.
• Able to maintain high quality records write clear, concise reports and correspondence dealing with complex issue
• Ability to work with the Agency’s T equipment for the purpose of case recording.

About Us
Luton Borough Council have partnered with Kent County Council to create Connect2Luton, a recruitment managed service for all contingent temporary agency, contract, and interim roles at the Council.
Our heritage and being local government owned which means we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the public sector, with many of our employees having previously worked for the Council or have supplied previously into the Council, for several years.
We are an equal opportunities employment agency and business that positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

If you would like to apply please contact Sidony Dean - 07759842364 | 01622235045 |

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