Social Work Recruitment: Havering
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Meet our Teams

Within children’s services we have three Social Work Teams working in collaboration to offer improved outcomes for children and families.

Triage, MASH & Assessment

Gary Jones leads The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is the front door for Children’s Services. We offer an innovation service by comprising of qualified SW’s and a number of partner agencies including Police Public protection, Housing, Early Help, Probation and health.

  • The purpose is to improve the quality of information sharing and decision making at the point of referral in responding to both vulnerable adults and Children. Those referrals requiring immediate safeguarding actions are strategized with our partners and will be allocated to an Assessment duty SW for S47 investigations.
  • The MASH is also co-located with Early Help advisors service to ensure we are providing preventative support wherever appropriate.
  • The Assessment team is made up of 4 pods consisting of 4 Deputy Team Manager’s and a team of  SW’s, Advanced Practitioners and AYSE’s who undertake statutory assessments – working with families to determine the most appropriate level of intervention and support.

Intervention and Support team

Jane Carroll leads this dedicated and experienced team to provide support for children, young people and their families following an assessment with a strong focus on CSE / Missing and NEET triangle.

We undertake the following statutory services:-

  • Children in care
  • Children subject to child protection plans
  • Children in need
  • Care proceedings
  • Permanency planning processes.

Care Resources

Robert South, The Head of Care Resources leads the Fostering and Adoption teams, Leaving care and Contact service.

In Havering we have high aspirations for our children and young people and we know that foster carers are key in delivering high levels of care that our looked after children need.

  • Our Social Workers and the wider service team play a crucial role in ensuring that the recruitment and assessment, approval and on-going support to foster carers and adopters is of the highest standard and delivered in partnership and creatively with key partners.
  • Foster carers and young people themselves provide significant contributions to the service developments and work closely with all parts of Children’s Services and corporate parents.
  • This team offers a vibrant working environment where standards are high, all staff are offered a foundation course in systemic family therapy to assist them deliver the very highest levels of support and training for our foster carers.
  • Care Resources also oversees the permanency planning process, conducts Special Guardianship assessments.

The service provides support to Care Leavers and delivers the contact service.  We work to ensure that young people meet their full potential and live fulfilling lives after leaving care, our team state, a care leaver who enters adulthood feeling supported in their choices whilst maintaining their own independence provides an enormous level of job satisfaction.”

We are looking for dedicated individuals to act as personal advisors with creativity, patience and determination to build working relationships to deliver excellent outcomes.

If you want to make a positive change to the lives of those we work with and the communities where they live, whether you are looking for a management, support or front line role, if you share our passion you could be just the person we are looking for please email socialcarerecruit@havering.gov.uk to register your interest or provide a full CV.

How our face to face programme fits together within all teams of Children’s Services

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