Social Worker - Safeguarding (Children's) 2576

Posted 4th Jun, 2024
£40,833 – £50,031
Working arrangements
Contract type
Closing date
16th Jun, 2024
About the role

Grade 7/8- £40,833 - £50,031 per annum with an additional annual Market Supplement (MS) of £4,000 subject to final confirmation. 

Social Worker – Safeguarding (Children’s)London Borough of Havering

Contract: Permanent

The London Borough of Havering is looking to recruit a Social Worker (Children’s Safeguarding) to contribute to the delivery of an effective children’s social care service as part of a social work team, improving outcomes for children and young people, and manage caseloads dependent upon experience, grade of post and complexity of cases, utilising specialist knowledge for appropriate interventions, needs and risk assessments, care planning and child protection investigations.

If successful in your application for the role of Social Worker (Children’s Safeguarding), London Borough of Havering, you will/will be:

  • Hold and manages varied caseloads, reflecting the function of the team in accordance with procedures, guidelines and legislation. 
  • Identify and assess levels of risk and need, and delivers protective or supportive services for children at risk, in need and/or looked after. 
  • Maintain an up to date assessment, care plan and reviews for all cases. 
  • Assess and analyse need, contributing to, and implementing, plans; reviewing progress against identified outcomes, ensuring that the child’s welfare is paramount throughout.
  • Ensure that reports are up to date, of a high quality and submitted according to appropriate timescales.

As one of the greenest boroughs in London, resourcefulness is in our nature. We don’t wait to be told, we take the initiative. We face the future head-on, embracing new challenges with open minds and fresh ideas. There’s lots of opportunities to progress here, and if you seize them we’ll support you all the way. Choose Havering and see the difference you’ll make to the people that live, work and learn here.

From caring for those who need it most, to ensuring our highways and streets are safe, providing a roof over the heads of our residents, providing excellent customer service or, enhancing our digital services for staff and residents, there are so many ways you can make a positive influence here. And, whether you’re outdoorsy, people-focused or analytical, we have a role that’s right for you.

Please view Job Profile here

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact 

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 16th June 2024 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interview date to be confirmed.

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770

Additional Information

We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees. Find out what it means to Choose Havering.

The London Borough of Havering has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

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About Havering

Havering is an outer London borough like no other. Sitting in Northeast London, we are the third largest London Borough geographically. We have one of the fastest growing, increasingly diverse child populations in the country, all of whom benefit from living in one of the greenest areas in London. The borough has a strong corporate agenda and are embedding an increasingly insight-driven culture. Our vision is to create a better future for people in our community and focusses on supporting Havering’s children and families to lead happy, healthy lives.

We are dedicated to creating the right conditions to support our social care practitioners to thrive by fostering an environment where you can develop your skills and knowledge alongside like-minded individuals. We value our employees and offer a range of benefits:

  • A rewarding role where you are fully supported by managers with a competitive salary to match

  • £4,000 annual market supplement payment for Social Workers, Advanced Practitioners, Team Managers and Service Managers

  • Subsidised parking at various council-owned car parks across the borough 

  • Modern workplace equipped with the latest technology 

  • A commitment to maintain manageable caseloads 

  • Generous local government pension scheme and leave entitlement 

  • A strong corporate health and well-being offer, discounted gym membership, employee assistance programme and much more 

  •  A tailored training programme along with development opportunities through our very own dedicated Social Care Academy ​ which fits with the council’s commitment to all individuals having 10 days of learning per year

  • Access to accredited systemic training and in-house practice application workshops 

  • Annual staff recognition schemes (STAR awards and Social Care awards) celebrating and recognising staff commitment and achievement  

  • Access to a range of staff forums including LGBTQI+, B.A.M.E., Faith, Ability, Women’s, and Men’s forums.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact Talent Team: