Senior Practitioner - Children Family Safeguarding Team

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
01/05/2021
Advert End Date:
01/06/2021 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House, Fletton Quays, Peterborough
Salary:
£39,880 to £43,857
Weekly Hours:
37
Vacancy ID:
104229
Closing date:
1 Jun
Further Information

Tight teams, low caseloads, life changing results. It’s a bold statement to make.
Join our Family Safeguarding teams at Peterborough City Council and experience it for
yourself.

In 2017 Peterborough implemented The Strengthening Families, Protecting Children -
Family Safeguarding approach which improves outcomes for vulnerable children and
young people by involving multi-disciplinary teams in children’s social care. Family
Safeguarding has resulted in significantly better outcomes for some of the most
vulnerable and at-risk children in Peterborough. The York report, a recent Dfe evaluation
on Peterborough’s family safeguarding model, has shown the following:

• The number of children coming into care has remained stable, while similar local
authorities have almost all seen a significant rise.
• The number of children on a child protection plan in Peterborough has fallen by
approximately 20%
• The city has seen a 25% reduction in applications for care proceedings
applications gong to court, and care proceedings are now at an all-time low

To read more click here: https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/news/pioneering-
model-offamily-safeguarding-in-peterborough-is-resounding-success-study-finds

We are looking for experienced, qualified Senior Practitioner, with current SWE
registration who want to be part of a flagship for children’s service innovation. This is a
great opportunity for you to work within a diverse and supportive team who will empower
you to make important decisions and find creative solutions to challenging situations.

In return we can offer you:


• A competitive *salary plus generous retention payments
• Bespoke training and CDP, tailored to your specific needs.
• Excellent pension scheme
• Agile working
• Superb career progression opportunities
• A supportive and compassionate team with a great sense of community.
* salary grade subject to experience

If you would love to work for an authority that will genuinely love you back, apply today.
#welovesocialworkers

This is a rolling campaign, and we will review applications daily so please don't wait for
the closing date to apply. Candidates will be progressed shortly after they apply, and the
opportunity will be filled as soon as we identify a suitable candidate, which may be
before the closing date. So please don't hesitate, we want to speak to you now!

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Peterborough and want our
workforce to reflect this diversity, which we believe is beneficial for our employees,
the organisation, and the communities we serve.

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure
obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to
safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects
all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.