South East England

Children's Services



Reference 1829

Senior Social Worker – Court Team – London Borough of Sutton

Role: Senior Social Worker
Location: London Borough of Sutton
Team: Court Team 
Pay:  up to £38.50 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

Are you an experienced and dedicated Senior Social Worker looking for a challenging and rewarding role in court proceedings? The London Borough of Sutton is seeking passionate professionals like you to join their dedicated Court Teams within Children's Services.


  1. Hybrid work model: Work from home with occasional office visits and meetings
  2. Protected caseload focusing on court proceedings and adoption cases
  3. Opportunities for professional development and skill enhancement
  4. Supportive management and team environment


  • Managing cases within court proceedings from initial hearing to adoption if needed
  • Producing high-quality court reports and giving evidence in court
  • Managing looked after children and children with child protection plans
  • Undertaking viability assessments and parenting assessments
  • Collaborating with families, agencies, and legal professionals to ensure the best outcomes for children


  • Senior Social Worker with Social Work England registration
  • Extensive experience in court work and managing complex cases
  • Strong report-writing skills and ability to give evidence in court
  • Knowledge of child protection procedures and legislation
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a dedicated court team

About the London Borough of Sutton: The London Borough of Sutton is committed to providing excellent services to its community, especially children and families in need. The Court Teams within Children's Services focus on ensuring the well-being and protection of children involved in court proceedings, offering a rewarding and impactful environment for social workers.

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If you want to know more about this Senior Social Worker role in London Borough of Sutton give Rhys Rafferty a call on 01635 226350.

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