Sirona Medical Limited

Social Worker Family Safeguarding (Private Fostering)

Sirona Medical's Social Work Department are recruiting for a social work post in Family Safeguarding West with a primary focus on Private Fostering has become available.

We are seeking an enthusiastic social work practitioner who is excited by the opportunity to support and safeguard children in private fostering arrangements, including those coming into the UK as Ukrainian refugees.

The role will be situated within the Wes of the Local Authoirty but the successful candidate will predominantly be supporting children and their private foster carers.

The role will involve responding to new notifications when a child is placed in a private fostering arrangement by assessing the needs of the child and suitability of a private foster carer and their home environment.

  • You will have your own caseload of children subject of private fostering regulations, and any other intervention they need.
  • You will also undertake the carer assessments and private fostering visits on children allocated to other social workers if their arrangements become private fostering and therefore the role will require good cooperation with the child’s Social Worker to ensure that the placement is suitable for their needs and considers their wishes and feelings.

These arrangements will need to be visited and reviewed as per statutory guidance to ensure that they continue to be suitable and safe arrangements for the child.

In this role, you will be actively involved in improving and promoting our private fostering service by ensuring that our responsibilities to children and their carers are fulfilled in a timely way.

You will be offering consultation and support to Social Workers across Children’s Social Care to improve their identification of private fostering and raise awareness.

To apply for this role you must have:
  • A relevant Social Work qualification (BA/MA Social Work/DipSW or equivalent)
  • Be Social Work England Registered
  • Be eligible to work within the UK
  • Be a car driver and have access to a vehicle 


  • Start: 24/10/2022
  • Duration: 3 months on-going
  • Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
  • Location: West Sussex,England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: Sirona Medical Limited
  • Contact: Hayley Burrell
  • Tel: 020 8050 2999
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: SC-M12077
  • Posted: 2022-10-24 16:52:03 -

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