The Children Looked After and Support Service works with children who are in permanent care or on care orders, placed with parents, as well as with young people aged 16 to 25. Those in the team make child protection enquiries for any child or young person who makes an allegation against their carers, as well as enquiries into sexual exploitation and serious self-harm.
They also process access to records requests on all closed cases, conduct unaccompanied asylum seeking assessments and support all Staying Put arrangements for young people who want to continue to live with their foster carers after the age of 18. Throughout, the team actively listens to the child’s voice and promotes children and young people’s choices, safety and fulfilment.
The service helps young people approaching adulthood develop the life skills they need to go on to further education, into training or work and to learn to live independently, if that’s what they choose to do. Care leavers have an appointed Personal Advisor, who is their main point of contact and, once a young person has technically left care, they continue to keep in touch, with visits every 6 weeks, until the young person reaches the age of 21, if they don’t go on to further education, or 25 if they do.
Are you passionate about making a positive and lasting difference to children and young people?
If you like to think outside the box and work in an agile way, these are the qualities that make Slough Children’s Services Trust an employer of choice. Our Children Looked After and Leaving Care Hubs are currently seeking:
If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to be part of an exciting journey to turn children’s services around in Slough then come and join us.
Slough is one of the most diverse places in the country outside of London and a great place to live or work. In fact it’s the best place to live or work according to a survey by Glassdoor. Pleasant environments, above average salaries and a lower cost of living, mean an increased quality of life for employees. We’re also one of the most accessible places to be, nestled on the corner of the M25, M4 and M40, and less than 20 minutes by train to Central London.
Slough Children’s Services Trust works within the statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. Further information on how we adhere to this can be found on our website and in each candidate information pack.
How to apply:
To apply, please complete the online application form below and remember to attach your CV. Please also make sure you state which role and team you are apply for. You can save your application at any time and come back to it later.
Good luck with your application!
Salary: £44,829 – £49,812 (inc local weighting & market supplement)
Hours: Full-time (37 hours/week)
As a social worker within our Children Looked After and Support Service, you will be responsible for undertaking social work on allocated cases producing outcome based plans, having regard to the needs of, and risks to, children and their families. To find out more about this role, click here to download the full job description and person specification.
If you are interested in applying for any of our current roles, please use the form below to submit your CV and apply online. Once submitted we will be in touch shortly to discuss your application. Good luck!