No Recourse to Public Funds – Social Worker

West Midlands


Salary: From £27.53 to £32.33 per hour

Job description

Children whose parents have No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) are at a high risk of homelessness and destitution; as their parents are restricted from accessing mainstream housing, welfare benefits or employment.

If the family is destitute and not able or willing to return to their country of origin; the NRPF Team assesses, screens and interviews parents. Following the screening, if it is deemed essential, a Child in Need plan is put in place. Where identified, subsistence and accommodation through section 17 of the Children’s Act 1989 will be arranged.

The ASTI & Safeguarding Teams work closely with NRPF; and will transfer cases to them following child protection enquiries, when a Child in Need Plan is recommended; or when the child no longer requires a Child Protection Plan but does need a Children in Need Plan.

Who we are looking for

An experienced SWE-registered social worker with an approved qualification, you will be able to deal with children in need and at times of intense crisis. As such, you will have fantastic verbal and written communication skills and the ability to make clear, evidence-based decisions about the safety of children. With great organisational skills and willing to work flexibly, you will forge close relationships with partner agencies and have a good understanding of key legislation. Your experience of supporting vulnerable children and knowledge of working alongside statutory and voluntary agencies will prove invaluable, as will your resilient ‘can do’ attitude. We would also like the candidate to have experience of CP/ safeguarding

What you will need:

  • You must have the right to work in the UK
  • Social Work England Registration
  • Clear enhanced DBS
  • Minimum of 2 year’s UK Social Work experience

About HCL Workforce Solutions

HCL Workforce Solutions is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of highly skilled Social Workers. We work with candidates to provide flexible, career-boosting roles all across the UK.

With years of experience, a huge number of awards and relationships with hundreds of local authorities, NHS trusts & private hospitals in every corner of Britain, we can offer you opportunities to suit your lifestyle and ambitions – whether on a locum or permanent basis.

We can also support mental health professional at every level, and across a number of disciplines, including Assistant Directors, CAMHS Practitioners, Independent Reviewing Officers, Senior Social Workers, Service Managers, Team Managers, Adult’s Qualified Social Workers and Children’s Qualified Social Workers.

What HCL can offer you:

  • Weekly payments
  • Lucrative referral scheme*
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dedicated registration team to help you through the process

*Terms and conditions apply

How to apply

Interested in exploring locum opportunities with us? Email with your CV or call Cameron on 07912812260 to discuss this role and any questions you may have. We also work with various other trusts and local authorities across the UK – contact us to discuss how we can find your next role!

HCL is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.

This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. HCL operate in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently UK residents and eligible to work in the UK. Whilst we will endeavour to contact you following your response, due to the high volume of applications we regret that this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification from us within 30 days please take your application as not being successful this time but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities.

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