Ref. 64103

Agency Family Court Adviser – CAFCASS

  • Location: Stevenage, England
  • Salary: £33 - £34 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a Agency Family Court Advisor  – CAFCASS at Hertfordshire County Council

The role:

We would like you to assist us for recruiting Agency Family Court Adviser (Social Worker) in the Public and Private Law Team.  The team is based in Stevenage and covers Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire.  (Milton Keynes, Watford and Luton Court areas).

There is one full time role available which is agency until 31/12/2023


To provide high quality early safeguarding and child protection advice, assessments and analysis to the Court on the needs and best interests of children subject to or involved in Family Proceedings

To ensure that the well-being and safety of the child is paramount throughout Cafcass involvement in the case.

To ensure that all incidents or risks of significant harm to the child are dealt with in accordance with the relevant Local Safeguarding Childrens Board (LSCB) procedures and Cafcass policies and procedures.

To provide advanced social work-level services to children, families and courts by assessing and analysing court applications for any child protection and serious welfare issues affecting a child or young person.

Also, to influence those with parental responsibility to be more child-focused when needed, to advise the courts and Local Authorities about safeguarding concerns and about how a child’s life can be improved, supporting judicial case management in the process.

To achieve this, you will need to keep the child at the centre of your work through high quality direct work with children and their families as well as high quality analysis and assessment.

You will also need to be a skilled negotiator, working persuasively with family members and professionals on behalf of children.

You will need to keep the child’s timescale in the context of the child’s journey through childhood and, where applicable, the care system, at the centre of everything you do and you must be prepared to advocate in the best interests of the child, ensuring their voice is not lost in the court arena.

You will be required to be a resilient, reflective and accountable practitioner, possessing good IT and organisational skills, so that you can maintain a high throughput of outstanding casework.

Working with Seven Social Care:

Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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