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Deputy Team Manager- Children's Safeguarding

Deputy Team Manager- Children's Safeguarding

  • Location

    South West London, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £36 - £38 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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Our client is an award-winning social enterprise owned by three local authorities with a reputation as one of the leading children's services providers in the country.

They support over 30,000 children, young people and their families through our social care, health, education, early help and business services. By recognising and championing strengths we can make a real difference. It's a genuine team effort.

In the Borough they provide services through a cluster delivery model which places us in the heart of our communities and enables closer working with partner agencies. Signs of Safety is their model of practice and through this they offer group supervision and case reflections. They need workers whose focus is not only on safeguarding but enabling a family to meet their children's needs within their own family and friends network through identifying the gaps and strengthening support.

Safeguarding Team
They are the child in need and child protection team who undertake work with families requiring a longer term service.

They undertake analytical child and family assessments to inform their work with families. They then use this knowledge to devise plans and make interventions to reduce risk and improve outcomes for children and young people. The team coordinates multi agency networks supporting children in need, children subject to child protection plans and looked after children. If risks increase, they seek legal advice and initiate PLO or public law care proceedings. They carry out permanency planning to achieve good outcomes for children who cannot remain with their birth parents. They also carry out s7 and s37 private law assessments.

You will be supported by your line manager but also from being able to utilise peer support through group supervision and consultations with our team's systemic family therapist. Caseloads are low when comparing to other London Boroughs which means you have time to make a difference.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV.