Family Court Advisor - Social Work

Location Derbyshire
Job type Contract
Salary Up to £35.00 per hour
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Sanctuary Social Care is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Family Court Advisor to work full-time within a Safeguarding/Child Protection Team based in Derby. The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in Children's Services and be registered with Social Work England.

The pay rate for this locum Family Court Advisor job is £35.00 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 6-month contract.


  • Provide high quality early safeguarding and child protection advice, assessments and analysis to the Court on the needs and best interests of children subject to or involved in Family Proceedings
  • Ensure that the well-being and safety of the child is paramount throughout Cafcass' involvement in the case
  • Ensure that all incidents or risks of significant harm to the child are dealt with in accordance with the relevant Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB) procedures and Cafcass policies and procedures
  • Directly work with, or on behalf of children & families to achieve safe and positive outcomes for children, referring to other services where this will produce benefit

Requirements of the Family Court Advisor:

  • Degree or equivalent in social work
  • Current Social Work England registration
  • Significant senior level frontline experience within Children's Services
  • A high standard of assessment and case analysis
  • Ability to produce written work to a high standard
  • Communicates effectively and demonstrates empathy with children & families within the family justice system
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Confident decision making to work in high conflict situations
  • Ability to achieve safe outcomes in areas of conflict
  • Knowledge and use of tools and models of risk assessment
  • Ability to assess risk based on information available and to achieve defensible decision making to safeguard children
  • Ability to gather, record and analyse complex information including court applications
  • High-quality concise recording and reporting skills
  • Effective casework planning to timescales
  • Ability to respond to differing case requirements including the needs of children and adults

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team
  • In-house payroll system
  • A free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This Family Court Advisor job is advertised by Tom Loomes; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.