Senior Practitioner, £35ph, Safeguarding, Thurrock

Senior Practitioner, £35ph, Safeguarding, Thurrock

Posted 2 weeks ago


Senior Practitioner, £35ph, Safeguarding, Thurrock
Pertemps are recruiting for a qualified and experienced Social Worker to join the Family Support Team. The postholder will be 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 care proceedings
  • Initiating Public Law Outline (PLO) and Care Proceedings, i.e. preparing Witness Statements and Care Plans for court.
  • Completion of parenting capacity assessments, sibling assessments and assessments of potential kinship / connected person assessments including Viability Assessments and Special Guardianship 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.
  • 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.
  • Completing Child in Care reports in preparation of Child in Care Conferences
  • Hold “Stability Meetings” to plan for placement about to breakdown
  • Completing direct work with children and families

This is an agency post and Pertemps can offer you:

  • A Dedicated consultant who has access to all roles across the UK and is available for you to speak to
  • An easy registration process (all done online)
  • Referral schemes and incentives
  • Ongoing compliance managed for you
  • Prompt and reliable payroll and lots more

Please contact Aishah Hassan on for more information.
We recruit across all areas of Qualified Social Work. If you are a Social Worker and this isn’t the role for you, contact us about other roles including IRO, BIA, MASH, LAC Children’s Social Work, Adult Social Work, Service Manager, Head of Service, Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager