South East England

38 - 42 GBP Per Hour

Senior Social Worker



Reference 1924

Qualified Social Worker – Looked after children – Surrey

Role:  Qualified Social Worker
Location:  Surrey
Team: Children in Care
Pay:  Up to £42 per hour
Contract:  Full Time Locum

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children in care? Do you possess a deep understanding of children looked after legislation? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our dedicated team as a Children in Care Social Worker in the Surrey area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of children's needs and risks, in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines.
  • Develop and implement care plans tailored to meet the individual needs of each child, in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams and key stakeholders.
  • Regularly review and monitor the progress of children in care, making adjustments to interventions and services as necessary.
  • Provide direct support and guidance to children and their families, promoting positive relationships and effective communication.
  • Act as a dedicated advocate for children in care, representing their interests in meetings, court proceedings, and other relevant forums.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all interactions, assessments, and interventions, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.


  • Qualified Social Worker with relevant professional registration (SWE).
  • Demonstrated experience working within children's services, with a focus on children in care.
  • Thorough understanding of children looked after legislation, including the Children Act 1989 and associated statutory guidance.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with children, families, and partner agencies.
  • Strong assessment and analytical skills, with the ability to identify needs, risks, and protective factors.
  • Ability to manage a moderate caseload, prioritizing tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and adherence to professional standards and ethics.

They need a Qualified Social Worker that is ready to help vulnerable children and their families really succeed and affect change. There are lots of progression opportunities too, with regular panels in place for internal promotions. The Managers are there to help you achieve your goals as much as you are there to help them achieve theirs.

You will need to have at least completed an ASYE in Childrens Services and 3+ years experience to be eligible for this post in Surrey for a Qualified Social Worker.


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 LAC social worker role in Surrey? Contact Fred on 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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