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Senior Practitioner Child Exploitation

Staffordshire County Council
£42,403- £46,464 + essential car user
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Local Councils
Job Type
Social Care – Children
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Working Pattern

Job Details

This is an exciting opportunity to work within the Futures Matters service in the Child Exploitation Team, where you will be supporting the disruption of child sexual and criminal exploitation and elements of Modern Day Slavery through child trafficking.

It will also closely align with children who are missing from home or care and works alongside multi-agency partners and links with all areas of the children and families’ service.

Main Responsibilities

You will:

  • act as an independent source of support advice and contact for professionals directly working with children at risk of Child Exploitation.
  • liaise between statutory agencies, in order to maximise the ability of all parties to safeguard a child a risk of, or being exploited by individuals from outside the family.
  • coordinate the Multi-agency Child Exploitation (MACE) panels, and Disruption meetings to address risks facing young people.
  • engage with other professionals to advise on safety plans and neighbourhood assessments that will assist in keeping young people safe within communities.
  • engage in mapping exercises to identify links between young people at risk of exploitation and retain a County Wide view of exploitation, hot spot areas and current themes and trends.
  • support coordination of Joint Police Operations in response to identified child exploitation across the County.
  • recognise and encourage good practice.
The Ideal Candidate

You'll :

  • be an experienced worker with a passion and enthusiasm for working with vulnerable adolescents, who can place a strong emphasis on engagement and relationship based social work through Restorative Practice. 
  • require knowledge of contextual safeguarding, external risk to families and carers, and statutory children and families experience.
  • require a social work qualification and statutory children and families experience or a degree qualification with significant specialist experience of working within child exploitation.

Please be aware that on site/office based working will apply alongside an element of remote/home working.

For further information about this role please contact: Stacey Black 07972171120

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to Our rewards and benefits - Careers at Staffordshire

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Gold Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.


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