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Children and Families Participation Worker

Warwickshire County Council
£28,770- £31,364 to be pro rata as per part time
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Social care
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Fixed Term Contract
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About the Team 

Warwickshire County Council have been successful in developing coproduction and engagement with children, young people with SEND and their families over the last 3 years; this journey has been recognised by DfE as an example of best practice and has enabled children and young people and their families to be heard and have an influence strategically, as part of the local area plans to improve services for children and young people special educational needs and/or disability (SEND).   


Our aim is for Warwickshire to be a Child Friendly County where all children are happy,?healthy, heard, safe and skilled.  We'll?do this by working restoratively and?embedding how we work with families, developing and?nurturing the four cornerstones of Welcome & Care, Value &?Include, Communicate, and Work in Partnership, to develop?trust; ensuring children, young people and family?voices have an influence in how this is achieved through the work of the Voice, Influence and Change Team working in partnership with Young People within IMPACT (Young People’s Forum for SEND) and Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice (Strategic Partner for Parent Carer’s Voices). 


Find out why we are good Ofsted


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 

 Reporting to a Team Manager in the Voice, Influence and Change team and working as part of the larger Quality and Impact Service, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Children and Family Participation Worker. You will work with  children, young people and families to inform the development of services in Warwickshire across health, education and social care, in terms of delivery and commissioning activity.  You will support children, young people and families to express their views for different audiences and provide regular reports on these areas of work, which will be varied according to their identified priorities. 


This post is temporary till end of March 2025 with the possibility of extension depending on wider service developments across the Children and Families Services.? 

Key Requirements: 


  • Contributes to the social care service received by individuals, families and groups by providing a programme of engagement sessions, activities and events in an anti-discriminatory manner.
  • Provide a flexible range of support to build confidence, self-esteem and promote independence.
  • Practice accountably, within the prevailing legislative framework and Council policies and procedures, under the supervision of the line manager.
  • Undertake duties on behalf of Team Members in accordance with skill set, training and competence, with support as appropriate, to enable professional growth.
  • Designs plans for activities and events, liaising with colleagues and other agencies as appropriate. 
  • Responds to any concerns around child or young person well-being or safeguarding concerns, with support from the Team Manager as appropriate, working collaboratively with the young person, their family and any agencies involved.
  • Record and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and events to meet young people’s identified needs and priorities, and prepare reports of this activity and outcomes, being mindful of the impact
  • Works collaboratively with individuals, families, carers, communities, colleagues, and other agencies.
  • Ensures that all recording is carried out in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Attends appropriate continuous professional development activities as are required and suitable, in agreement with the line manager.
  • Can be available to work within any of the Council’s localities and to include weekend and evening work.?


Read more in our Agile Working leaflet


Click here to download our Why work for Us Brochure


?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.


The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public. 


There are multiple positions available on this advertisement, therefore please be aware shortlisting and interviews are taking placing during the advertising period.


If you are applying for this role on a secondment basis, please ensure you have permission from your line manager. 

To discuss the role please contact Sam Craven, Team Manager Voice, Influence & Change 

Closing date: 11th July 2024 
Interview date: 15th July 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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