Social Worker Family Safeguarding

Lancashire County Council
£30,095 -£39,571 Per annum
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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 We currently have Social Worker vacancies across our Family Safeguarding Service in the following areas:-

  • Central - Preston, Chorley, Skelmersdale
  • North - Lancaster, Fylde & Wyre
  • East - Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Accrington

We have permanent full-time posts (37 hours per week), part time posts, and temporary posts covering acting up arrangements and maternity leave.

Lancashire County Council Children's Services is a progressive and innovative place to come and work for embracing strengths-based approaches and the Family Safeguarding model of practice. There are a range of exciting opportunities available across our social work teams as we go through positive changes and develop our service. This is a wonderful time to come and work for us!

As one of the largest local authorities with a diverse and evolving range of services there are also many opportunities for future career progression and professional development. The right support is key to effective practice and your positive experience as a Social Worker and we have a fantastic group of managers who share our values and aspirations for our service and their Social Workers to provide the support you need to thrive in your work.


In Lancashire we understand the importance of the right support, a healthy work-life balance and a manageable caseload. We are using national funding opportunities to enhance the developments in our service such as reducing caseloads, offering the best training and support, and increasing the range of services we offer to ensure our Social Workers can make a positive impact for Lancashire's children and families.

New recruits attend our established Social Work Academy an extensive induction programme followed by regular recall days and training for ASYE's to support increased knowledge and confidence in practice. The Academy is run by our team of Advanced Practitioners who provide a range of support, training and development across our service to help practice to be at the highest standards.

Working within the Family Safeguarding team


Family Safeguarding is a way of working to help keep families together and achieve better outcomes for children and their parents by engaging them in a more collaborative way. Our Family Safeguarding teams are multi-disciplinary with adult specialists and will hold our core Child in Need and Child Protection work taking a Motivational Interviewing approach.


Please click here for more information on a wide range of employee benefits and to find out more about 'What's in it for you?' as a Social Worker in Lancashire.

How to apply…

You are welcome to contact:

Andrea Hull at,

Laura Higham at,

Laura Chadwick at or

Emma Livesey at for an informal discussion or go direct to


Additional Information

You must be registered (Social Work England) to be appointed as a Social Worker. You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.


We do not hold a sponsorship licence and can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, your application will not progress.

We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.


Job Description & Person Specification

Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: 30095
  • Maximum Salary: 39571
  • Pay Basis: Yearly
  • Schedule Type: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: 37
  • Closing Date: Mar 31, 2023

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