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Family Rights Group

Social Work Adviser

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£50,000 - £53,000 per year

Posted Date

12 December 2023

London, Greater London (Hybrid)

Closing Date

8 January 2024

Our work includes:

Our free specialist advice and advocacy service, staffed by experts in child welfare law and practice, supports parents and kinship carers in England, helping them to understand their rights and options.
We pioneer innovative child welfare practices so that children can live safely in their family. For example, we introduced family group conferences to the UK so families lead on making a safe plan for their child’s welfare.
Lifelong Links: we designed this approach to build and strengthen family and support networks for children and young people in care across the UK.
We are the leading national policy and legal authority on kinship care. Our campaigning successes include securing the two-child tax credit exemption for kinship carers and recent reforms to legal aid. We provide the secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Kinship Care and the Kinship Care Alliance.
We support families to use their voices and experiences to help shape the child welfare and family justice system including through our parents’ and kinship carers’ panels.
As Social Work Adviser you will play a key role in developing the charity’s participation, advice, and policy work, including leading on specific projects and campaign activities.

Due to exciting recent developments and funding, you will also have a lead role in the development of the organisation’s family and young people’s engagement work.

The scope of the role will ensure that you build on the organisation’s strong reputation with social care practitioners and decision-makers, keeping ahead of relevant research developments and best practice locally and internationally, and putting the experiences of families at the centre of child welfare discussions.

In all areas of your work, you will listen to the families we are working with and will be focused on ensuring that our work addresses their needs.

Benefits of working for Family Rights Group include:

a generous pension (5% employer contribution)
27 days holiday allowance (rising to 30), plus 3 additional days at the end of the year
playing a key role in a nationally-recognised and growing programme
a wide-ranging Employee Assistance Programme for all staff and other well-being initiatives, including a cycle to work scheme

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