London, South East England

38.5 - 40.5 GBP Per Hour

Children's Services



Reference 1936

Advanced Practitioner – Child Protection – Central London

Role:  Advanced Practitioner 
Location:  Central London
Team: Child Protection
Pay:  up to £40.50 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

Are you an experienced and dedicated Qualified Social Worker ready to take the next step in your career? A Local Authority in Central London is seeking passionate professionals like you to join their Child Safeguarding Team as an Advanced Practitioner.


  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • Flexible working arrangements, including a mix of office-based and remote work
  • Meaningful work that makes a positive impact on the lives of children and families


  • Holding a small caseload of complex cases
  • Conducting thorough assessments and investigations in child protection cases
  • Developing and implementing effective safeguarding plans to protect children at risk
  • Supporting and modelling best practices to ASYE and less experienced Social Workers
  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the safety and well-being of children
  • Providing support and guidance to children and families in crisis
  • Preparing detailed reports and attending court proceedings when necessary
  • Supporting the Team Manager with KPIs and other tasks
  • Engaging with children and families through visits to their homes, schools, and other community settings


  • Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England
  • Minimum of 3 years post-qualified experience in child protection and safeguarding within children's services
  • Strong assessment, analytical, and report-writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage a diverse caseload
  • Commitment to bringing positive change and stability to the lives of children and families

About the Local Authority: This Local Authority in Central London is on an improvement journey, committed to delivering high-quality services to its diverse community. The Child Safeguarding Team plays a vital role in protecting vulnerable children and supporting families. As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to positive changes and be part of a process that aims to improve the lives of children and families in the Borough.

Why choose Sheldon Phillips to find your next role? It's simple: we're not pushy or overly persistent. We understand that you want to be heard. Our priority is to proactively seek the roles you desire, not just the ones that benefit us financially.

Our success comes from making your job search our top priority.

Interested in learning more about the Advanced Practitioner role in Central London? Contact Rhys Rafferty at 01635 226350.

Plus, refer a friend to us, and if we place them, you'll receive a generous £300 referral bonus (terms and conditions apply).

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