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Our children’s services teams

The Integrated Children’s Services team is led by Sonya Miller, Head of Service. The team is responsible for the full range of services for children and young people across South Gloucestershire and is part of the wider Children, Adults & Health Directorate, under the leadership of Director, Chris Sivers.

The function is split into four streams, click on the links to find out more:

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic team, where you’ll have opportunity to see all aspects of the Access and Response function. We’re keen to talk to versatile and passionate individuals, ideally with knowledge of Signs of Safety. If you’re looking for a fulfilling career and have experience of assessment and referral, or working as part of a MASH team, contact us today.

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic locality team, based in one of our multi-agency hubs. We’re looking to strengthen our team of versatile, enthusiastic and experienced social workers, so if you have experience of statutory social work including child protection, PLO, child in need and Looked After Children, get in touch. In return we offer regular reflective supervision, training and professional development opportunities including our career advancement initiative for Social Workers wishing to attain Advanced Social Worker status.

The 0-25 service is designed to meet the needs of children and young adults with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). We need more versatile, enthusiastic individuals either qualified as social workers or occupational therapists to join our dynamic team. If you have experience working in statutory safeguarding or with disabled children or have worked under the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act, give us a call.

The Corporate Parenting service consists of four teams; Fostering, Adoption, Looked After Children and Transition to Independence.  Our teams work closely with children, young people and families, ensuring that all young people meet their full potential and have opportunities to achieve their best.

We’ve recently made a significant investment in implementing the Signs of Safety model into our practice and are excited by the feedback we’re already getting from children and families.

Our staff say...

My manager has always helped me to find the time to continue my learning

JP
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As a newly qualified I feel I’m trusted to take charge of my work, but at the same time am fully supported – both developmentally and emotionally – with regular group supervision.

Callum
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I feel safe and reassured. My manager is knowledgeable and approachable, knows my cases and children and has my back.

Claire
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The council’s ambition was clear from my very first days in the job.

Paul
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There’s a great team spirit, which I think is due in no small part to the relationships we have with our managers and service managers.

Sarah
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My priorities are straightforward. Doing all I can to ensure we are delivering high quality, child-centred practices, which ensure the best outcomes for children.

Sonya
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I felt really supported from day one. There’s a great team spirit and a culture where our skills, experience and expertise are recognised.

Bonny
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