Qualified Social Worker - Pre-Birth Assessment

Qualified Social Worker – Pre-Birth Assessment – London Borough of Croydon 

Role:  Qualified Social Worker  
Location:  London Borough of Croydon 
Team: Pre-Birth Assessment
Pay:  up to £38.50 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

Are you a dedicated and experienced Qualified Social Worker seeking a rewarding role in children's services? The London Borough of Croydon is looking for passionate professionals like you to join their dynamic Pre-Birth Assessment Team.


  • Competitive pay rate
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • Flexible working arrangements, including a mix of office-based and remote work
  • Meaningful work making a positive impact on the lives of families and children


  • Conducting comprehensive pre-birth assessments to identify potential risks and needs
  • Developing and implementing effective care plans for expectant mothers and their unborn children
  • Providing intensive planned intervention, assessment, and support during pregnancy to parents where support needs and/or risks have been identified
  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the safety and well-being of both mother and child
  • Providing support and guidance to expectant mothers, helping them access necessary services and resources
  • Preparing detailed reports and attending court proceedings when necessary
  • Ensuring a coordinated approach by working closely with Midwifery and other partner agencies
  • Assessing, providing support, safety planning, and risk managing the safeguarding needs of the unborn baby, including initiating care proceedings


  • Qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England
  • Strong assessment, analytical, and report-writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage a diverse caseload

About the London Borough of Croydon: The London Borough of Croydon is committed to delivering high-quality services to its diverse community. The Pre-Birth Assessment Team plays a vital role in safeguarding unborn children and supporting expectant mothers. This team provides intensive intervention, assessment, and support during pregnancy to parents where support needs and/or risks have been identified, particularly when parents may have older children who have been removed from their care. Working closely with Midwifery and other partner agencies, the team ensures a coordinated approach to safeguarding, making it an ideal place for social workers dedicated to making a difference.

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Interested in learning more about the Qualified Social Worker role in the London Borough of Croydon? Contact Rhys Rafferty at 01635 226350.

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