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Child In Need & Child Protection Social Workers (Level 2&3)

Social Care

Children's Services

Salford City Council

Salford City Council

Salford Civic Centre

Chorley Road


M27 5AW

Child In Need and Child Protection Team Social Workers (Level 2 & 3)
 Level 2 - 3C (£36,648 - £39,186), Level 3 - 4A (£40,221 - £43,421)

Working hours: 36 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 2nd June 2024 (We are holding interviews as applications are received) 



We are on our way to achieving our goal to provide Outstanding support and care to children, families, carers and practitioners across Salford. We are investing in the right social workers to get us there and we are expanding our teams within our Child In Need and Child Protection Team (CPCIN).  

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The service is currently made of up of 6 sub teams with 7 social workers, 2 advanced social worker, a team manager and service manager. Here on CPCIN you will with children subject to child in need plans, child protection plans, and those within pre-proceedings and care proceedings. If the plan following court proceedings is to remain in our care, children and young people will transfer to our Cared For team (Stepping Stones) or Next Steps care leaver service (aged 16 plus) for longer term support. 

We are resource rich which helps our workers. This ranges from our bespoke team of family practitioners co-located with social work teams, dedicated business support alongside minute taking pools to help reduce time spent on admin. We have bespoke Domestic Abuse offer which includes direct work with children, parents and adults that harm and Edge of Care service Route29 who will complete visits and support after working hours and the weekend.  

Have a keen interest in an area? Some of our workers are champions in sexual harm, neglect, housing, NRPF and domestic abuse. As a level 2 or 3 social worker we are keen for you to have specialisms or be a ‘champion’ of practice in a certain area. 

In Salford, we are interested in you as a person and the practitioner you are or who you aspire to be. 


You will be responsible for: 

  • Building trusted relationships while making sure peoples wishes, feelings and beliefs are central to decision making.
  • Having conversations with people based on what matters most to them.
  • Connecting people to wider networks of opportunity and support. 
  • Increasing peoples creative potential and self-esteem. 
  • Responding quickly to crisis and sticking with children and families until things are better. 
  • Keeping in touch with children, young people and families and taking a genuine interest in how they are and if anything needs to change. 
  • Being ambitious, curious with a desire to learn and reflect. 

Our offer to you:

  • Up to 34 days holiday a year (plus bank holidays). 
  • Competitive salary following pay and grading review in 2023.
  • Free parking and essential car user allowance.
  • Hybrid working giving flexibility for you to manage your diary and offer a better work/life balance.
  • Training in the Family Partnership Model which Salford is adopting across the Local Authority. 
  • Recently refurbished office space with free parking on site. The majority of our teams are sat together in Swinton at Unity House.
  • Rich in resources to help you with any child or family you work with. 
  • Robust training offer and mentoring scheme to support you with your career and aspirations. 
  • A comprehensive Wellbeing Offer 
  • Regular, quality, reflective supervision from a consistent management and leadership team.
If you are interested in knowing more about the make-up of our teams, how we work, our offer to you please visit: 

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Our friendly teams could talk your socks off when it comes to all things Social Work. We appreciate you may want to have a look around our offices, meet some staff or your future potential teams and shadow– we’re happy to arrange this. 

We'd love to hear from you and find out more about what you're looking for so if you'd like to talk to us please just drop a quick message to and we'll get a call arranged. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. If you have lived or worked abroad for 3 months or more in the last 5 years or 12 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years whilst aged 18 or over, please refer to the link below for details for how to obtain your Certificates of Good Character.

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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

2nd Jun 2024

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