South East England

Social Worker



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Senior Social Worker in Child Protection at Harrow Council

Harrow Council is seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Senior Social Worker to join our Child Protection Team on a locum basis. This role offers an attractive hourly rate of up to £38.50, hybrid working flexibility, and an immediate start. If you are passionate about safeguarding children and supporting families, we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Case Management: Manage a complex caseload of child protection cases, ensuring timely assessments, interventions, and reviews in line with statutory requirements.
  • Safeguarding: Lead on child protection investigations, working collaboratively with multi-agency partners to ensure the safety and well-being of children.
  • Family Support: Provide targeted support to children and families, developing and implementing care plans that promote positive outcomes.
  • Mentorship and Supervision: Support and mentor less experienced social workers, offering guidance and supervision to promote best practice within the team.
  • Court Work: Prepare and present evidence in family court proceedings, ensuring that all documentation meets legal standards and deadlines.
  • Professional Development: Stay updated with current legislation, policies, and procedures, attending training and development opportunities as required.


  • Registration: Must be registered with Social Work England and in good standing.
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years of post-qualified experience in a child protection setting.
  • Skills: Strong assessment, analytical, and decision-making skills, with the ability to manage complex cases effectively.
  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with children, families, and multi-agency partners.
  • Flexibility: Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a hybrid working environment.

Why Harrow Council?

  • Competitive Pay: Attractive hourly rate of up to £38.50.
  • Work-Life Balance: Benefit from a hybrid working model that allows for both office-based and remote working.
  • Immediate Start: Join our team without delay and begin making a difference right away.

How to Apply: For more information or to apply, please contact Josh Da Costa:

Join Harrow Council's Child Protection Team and contribute to our mission of safeguarding children and supporting families. Your expertise and dedication can make a significant impact in our community. Apply today!

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