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Social Worker - Family Safeguarding

Social Care

Children's Services

Lancashire County Council

| Salary £32,020-£41,496 Per annum | Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week | Family Safeguarding - various areas across Lancashire|

Minimum salary for experienced social workers – £33,820
Minimum salary for ASYE social workers – £32,020

We currently have Social Worker vacancies across our Family Safeguarding Service in the following areas:-
• Central - Preston, Chorley, Skelmersdale
• North - Lancaster, Fylde & Wyre
• East - Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Accrington

We have permanent full-time posts (37 hours per week), part time posts, and temporary posts covering acting up arrangements and maternity leave.

Please ensure you have uploaded and attached your supporting statement to evidence how you meet the criteria for the role. The panel may be unable to shortlist you for interview without this evidence.

Lancashire County Council Children's Services is a progressive and innovative place to come and work for embracing strengths-based approaches and the Family Safeguarding model of practice. There are a range of exciting opportunities available across our social work teams as we go through positive changes and develop our service. This is a wonderful time to come and work for us!

As one of the largest local authorities with a diverse and evolving range of services there are also many opportunities for future career progression and professional development. The right support is key to effective practice and your positive experience as a Social Worker and we have a fantastic group of managers who share our values and aspirations for our service and their Social Workers to provide the support you need to thrive in your work.

In Lancashire we understand the importance of the right support, a healthy work-life balance and a manageable caseload. We are using national funding opportunities to enhance the developments in our service such as reducing caseloads, offering the best training and support, and increasing the range of services we offer to ensure our Social Workers can make a positive impact for Lancashire's children and families.

New recruits attend our established Social Work Academy an extensive induction programme followed by regular recall days and training for ASYE's to support increased knowledge and confidence in practice. The Academy is run by our team of Advanced Practitioners who provide a range of support, training and development across our service to help practice to be at the highest standards.

The Family Safeguarding model is our model of practice, and we use a strengths-based approach across every team to work with children, young people and families, to offer the right support at the right time.

Working within the Family Safeguarding team

Family Safeguarding is a way of working to help keep families together and achieve better outcomes for children and their parents by engaging them in a more collaborative way. Our Family Safeguarding teams are multi-disciplinary with adult specialists and will hold our core Child in Need and Child Protection work taking a Motivational Interviewing approach.

You are welcome to contact:

Andrea Hull at,
Laura Higham at,
Laura Chadwick at or
Emma Livesey at for an informal discussion

How to apply…

Social Worker - Family Safeguarding - LCC Career Site Careers (

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application deadline

11 59 pm

28th Feb 2023

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