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Social Worker - Children in Our Care

Social Care

Children's Services

Lancashire County Council

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| Salary £32,020 - £41,496 Per annum | Full Time, Permanent 37 hours per week | Children in Our Care (various locations 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 Children in Our Care 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.

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!

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.

Within the Children in Our Care service we care and dare to have big goals, huge ambitions and aspirational dreams for our children and support them to achieve and believe in themselves. Our children are at the very heart of absolutely everything we do, and we include our children in every decision made,

We spend a lot of time listening to our children, and what they tell us is that they want us to organise lots of events & activities and to have fun with us – so this is what we do. We have a strong focus on celebrating our children's achievements and successes, no matter how small or big and we encourage our children to dream big for themselves, so we can dream even bigger for them.

As corporate parents, we work closely with our children's schools, health practitioners, foster carers, residential staff, and all the other professionals working with our children so that we can jointly support our children to achieve in every aspect of their childhood, into their adulthood.

You are welcome to contact Amanda Barbour at, Jen Robertshaw at, or Gina Power at for an informal discussion

How to apply…

Social Worker - Children in Our Care - LCC Career Site Careers (

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application deadline

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28th Feb 2023

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