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Lead Practitioner

Warwickshire County Council
£45,441.00 - £47,420.00 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Job Type
Social work; Children - Qualified
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Job Details


About the Team


The Front Door is the point for all referrals where members of the community and professionals refer children and young people living in Warwickshire where they are worried about their safety and welfare. This is an office-based post with no face-to-face work with children and families. There is also the requirement to support and supervise Children and Families Advisors. The post will offer you the opportunity:


  • To make informed threshold decisions at a managerial level using the threshold documents and protocols agreed by all partner agencies.
  • To manage information sharing from all agencies, recording the concerns on appropriate data bases, analysing both historical and current concerns to achieve a timely response adhering to timescales.
  • To ensure that an appropriate pathway is followed for on-going intervention.
  • To provide consultation and advice to agency referrers about thresholds, appropriate actions and outcomes and signpost as appropriate.
  • To supervise alternatively qualified staff


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Now is an exciting time to be a part of our team as Warwickshire has been chosen as one of the seven areas to deliver the Families First for Children Pathfinder Programme.  Join us to help shape and influence the future of children's social care together.

If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service. Click here to find out more about Warwickshire County Council’s Children and Families Service.



About the Role and Key Requirements


Here at Warwickshire County Council we put children and families at the heart of everything we do. We aim to ensure that Warwickshire’s children, young people, parents and carers receive the right help at the right time.


We are passionate about supporting communities and families to build on their strengths and relationships and find their own solutions.


We are doing great work here and we need great people to join us to continue to improve the lives of local children and their families.


We are excited to be launching this brand-new role and we are looking to recruit experienced and passionate social workers to undertake the role of Lead Practitioner in our Front Door.


Our Lead Practitioner’s are located within three different parts of the Service and will have slightly different roles depending on which area of the service you are in. This vacancy is for a Lead Practitioner within the Front Door. Across all areas, our Lead Practitioners will be:


  • A role model for good social work practice.
  • Provide mentoring, coaching support and practice expertise to less experienced team members.
  • Passion for achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families and this will be demonstrated through restorative practice.
  • This role will support development into a management role in the future. This may include conducting supervision meetings and supporting other members of the team and providing management support.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the challenges associated with working with children and their families is essential.
  • Applicants for the role will need a professional Social Work qualification and Social Work England Registration.


We are keen to receive applications from committed and experienced Social Workers. If you do not meet the essential criteria in relation to Enabling Others and Teaching and Assessing for Professional Practice (TAPP) you will be supported to complete within the first year of appointment


Applicants for the role will need a professional Social Work qualification and Social Work England Registration.


If you want to build strong relationships and connections with families, join Warwickshire’s Children and Families service.

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.



Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make:


Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them! 


At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.


Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit: Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund


The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.


Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.



Additional Information:


Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.


For more information please contact Carmen Lazea (Operations Manager) on



Closing Date: 24 June 2024



Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.



Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. See?more 



As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 


We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel


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