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Family Support Practitioner

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Landmark House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£20,344 (pro rata for part time)
Job term:
Full or Part Time
37 per week
Closing date:
01 October 2020 11:30 PM
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Family Support Practitioner to be part of the Make a Change Team (MAC).

The MAC team operates and is managed within Children and Young Peoples Services, offering a countywide service for children and young people who are at risk of, or are victims of child exploitation. The team covers all areas of child exploitation, which includes concerns for child sexual exploitation, criminal and / or sexual gangs and groups, missing episodes, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, radicalisation and modern-day slavery. 

The MAC team acts as the ‘intelligence hub’ for all the aspects of Child Exploitation and are represented on the Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board Child Sexual Exploitation Strategic Group and all planning and strategic groups relating to the aspects of child exploitation as identified above.

You will:

  • work alongside the allocated Social Worker, providing 1-1 direct work to young people who are at risk of exploitation, as well as providing some Child Exploitation sessions with parents/carers
  • create a plan of Child Exploitation work with the young person
  • attend and contribute to relevant meetings such as Child Protection conferences, Child In Need, Child In Care, and complex strategy meetings
  • attend relevant Child Exploitation training
  • provide consultation to professionals
  • support with Child Exploitation presentations across the County
  • be prepared to travel as team covers the whole of the County.  

The team utilises the Signs of Safety approach.

This organisation positively encourages the use of technology to communicate and engage, but in this role you will need to operate across a wide and rural area, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means.

For an informal discussion please contact Charlie Pincock on (01473) 263694.

Please read the Job and Person Profile before applying for this job.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working. For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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