Assess the needs of children and young people who require social work services including the identification of risk and the need for protection. To develop, co-ordinate and deliver multi-agency plans to meet assessed needs and to review these plans to ensure they continue to meet assessed needs
Identify unmet needs and gaps in service provision to inform resource allocation and service development
Engage other professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies in the delivery of services agreed following the assessment of need
Contribute to the evaluation and development of services and new ideas by sharing knowledge about theory, skills and practice with other Social Services staff, professional groups and interested bodies
Provide professional support to newly qualified and less experienced social work staff to enable others to develop their knowledge and skills
Legal framework – themes and concepts of 1989 Children Act, Children Act 2004, Adoption Regulations and National Minimum Standards for Adoption – Essential
Within the framework of legislation, agreed council policies and procedures to work with or on behalf of children, young people and their families, to improve their well-being, and promote their independence.