who we are

Who We Are

We’re always striving to be the best we can be and we share this ambition for the families we work with too. We embrace new ways of working while supporting social workers to access the knowledge and skills they need to do the job.

Through adopting a systemic practice model, relationship building, smaller neighbourhood teams, mobile working and developing innovative approaches to tackle domestic abuse and complex safeguarding, we’re delivering social work interventions that help families to make the changes they need to make.

Who We Need

We’re looking for social workers and practice leaders who share our ambition and energy in embracing new ways of working. We want confident and capable practitioners who have the right knowledge and skills to do their job effectively.

If you are able to establish meaningful relationships with families and know how to effect change, we want to hear from you.

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Multi-Agency Triage And Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Our Triage and MASH service is the gateway to early help and statutory services. This benefits from agencies physically located together and includes partners from the police, probation, education, mental health, health visiting, housing and domestic abuse services.

Integrated Neighbourhoods

For the purpose of delivering our children in need and child protection services, the borough is subdivided into smaller “neighbourhoods” with key agencies located within each team which we call a Pod. This enables services to be closer to communities and foster closer partnership working with local partners: schools, health, youth centres and voluntary organisations.

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Our Looked After Children (LAC) Team

Our Looked After Children (LAC) team works with children in long term care from birth to 18. As a social worker in the LAC team, you will have a mixed caseload and will support permanent placement arrangements and manage transitions.

The Newham Leaving Care Team works with care leavers from age 18 to 25. The role of the team is to assist young people to achieve independence and to live full and healthy lives. We work in close partnership with other agencies such as the Virtual School, PAUSE, Shine and The Money House project to help young people achieve their goals. The main areas that we focus on are health, education, emotional well-being, identity, accommodation and finances.

Pod Working

Each pod is made of up a practice leader and five social workers. This allows practice leaders more time to support social workers and oversee casework. This structure was praised by Ofsted during our recent focused visit in February 2018.