Senior Social Worker - Looked After Children

Senior Social Worker – Looked After Children – London Borough of Enfield 

Role: Senior Social Worker 
Location:  London Borough of Enfield 
Team: Looked After Children
Pay:  up to £41 per hour
Contract: Full-Time Locum
In the office: Hybrid

Are you an experienced and dedicated Qualified Social Worker looking for a rewarding role in a supportive and dynamic environment? Our client, the London Borough of Enfield, is seeking Senior Social Workers to join their Looked After Children Team. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of vulnerable children while working in the heart of Enfield.

Purpose of the Job: As a Senior Social Worker in the Looked After Children Team, you will undertake assessments and provide social work services to children and carers, ensuring the council’s statutory duties and powers under the legislation are met. You will work according to local government guidelines, utilising both group and independent resources effectively. This role involves participation in the duty team/rota, ensuring timely progression of cases, safeguarding vulnerable children, and incorporating up-to-date research in all interventions. You will also handle Care Proceedings and represent the Local Authority in Court, requiring extensive court experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough assessments and provide comprehensive social work services
  • Participate in duty team/rota, managing contacts, referrals, sec47 enquiries, and child and family assessments
  • Progress cases in a timely manner, ensuring the safeguarding of vulnerable children
  • Utilise current research to inform interventions and care plans
  • Undertake Care Proceedings and represent the Local Authority in Court
  • Maintain accurate and detailed case records
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, external agencies, and carers


  • Competitive pay rates of up to £41 per hour
  • Opportunity to work in newly developed offices at Thomas Hardy House
  • Supportive and collaborative team environment
  • Ongoing professional development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements to promote work-life balance
  • Clear career progression pathways within children's services
  • Access to employee benefits and well-being programs


  • Qualified Social Worker with current SWE registration
  • Extensive experience in children's social work, specifically in looking after children
  • Strong assessment, planning, and organisational skills
  • Extensive court experience and ability to represent the Local Authority
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team

If you are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of looked after children and possess the required experience and skills, apply now to join the Looked After Children Team at the London Borough of Enfield. This is your opportunity to contribute to meaningful change and support the well-being of vulnerable children.

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

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