Safeguarding Team

Community-based care planning teams complete work with children who are subject to child protection plans, child-in-need plans and care proceedings.

There are fourteen safeguarding teams across Northamptonshire with flexible working arrangements supported across the county. The exciting new operating model being implemented from 1 August will enable the safeguarding teams to really focus on creative problem solving and keeping children and families together.

Signs of safety strengths based approaches led by our principal social worker supports excellent social work practice and is further supported by our dedicated and experienced consultant social workers and business support. Each team has a team manager, six social workers and one newly qualified social worker with average caseloads of eighteen.

The work includes children in need, child protection; PLO and care proceedings until the granting of an Interim Care Order or S.20 four month review. A dedicated case progression manager and officer will support legal proceedings and strong links with targeted support and early help will enable smooth step-down processes.

Our new integrated adolescent service going live 1 October will be a valuable resource to support the service. There is also wide range of practice developments taking place including supporting multi-agency practice in completing pre-birth and parenting assessments. Our skilled and motivated safeguarding service looks forward to you joining us on a journey of continued improvement and development.   

What our staff say

Beth and Paul talk about life in the Safeguarding team:


What does the job involve?

To deliver and provide social work services, at a level appropriate for a professionally qualified post, to young people and families to ensure the welfare of children and young people is safeguarded and they are protected in accordance with the legal and statutory obligations of Northamptonshire County Council.

Current opportunities

Social worker -File Download - Social worker job description (PDF 172KB)Social worker job description (PDF 172KB) 

Up to £34,277 per year - plus £5,000 welcome bonus and £8,000 towards relocation

Team manager -File Download - Team Manager job description (PDF 112KB)Team Manager job description (PDF 112KB)

Up to £47,968 per year (potential increase to £49,968 for exceptional candidates with 5 years plus relevant experience) - plus £2,200 welcome bonus and £8,000 towards relocation.

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