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Child Protection Social Work

Child protection social work teams are those who work to protect children from abuse, be it physical, psychological, sexual or neglect. The Children Act 1989 states that it is the duty of local authorities to protect children where there is reason to believe that a child who lives in the local authority area could be suffering, is suffering or is at risk of suffering abuse.

At Sanctuary, because of our unrivalled network of clients, we are able to offer Child Protection Social Work jobs all around the UK. We have jobs for qualified social workers across the following areas of child protection: Child Protection Social Work, Children in Need, Referral & Assessment, Looked After Children (LAC), Care Planning, Children in Care, Core Assessment, Duty & Assessment, Child Planning, Section 47, Corporate Parenting and all other areas.

Duties of Child Protection Social Workers;

  • Undertaking the individual assessments of need.
  • Completing Section 47's, initial assessments and core assessments.
  • Recommending and developing appropriate targeted interventions that meet the needs of the children, young people and their families.
  • Completing child protection reports.
  • Attending chair core groups and undertaking statutory child protection visits.
  • Undertaking viability and risk assessments.

Due to Sanctuary’s low staff turnover, our consultants are armed with many years experience within the social work recruitment industry. This means that they have a complete understanding of the job roles they are recruiting for, meaning that pairing the most appropriate candidate with the most appropriate job is what they do best.

Founded in 2002, Sanctuary Personnel provides qualified social workers and care professionals to social services throughout the UK. Our extensive client list includes over 180 local authorities, 90% of the UK’s total, key government bodies such as Cafcass, major charities including SSAFA and many private sector employers.

Sanctuary Personnel is the UK’s largest independent social work recruitment company and also a proud sponsor of the Social Worker of the Year Awards; ‘We believe the awards showcase the best work in our sector and help improve the national reputation of social workers. We play an active role in developing these prestigious accolades and rewarding this country’s outstanding social workers. 

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