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We provide advice to parents, grandparents, relatives, friends and kinship carers who are involved with children’s services in England or need their help. We can help you understand processes and options when social workers or courts are making decisions about your child’s welfare.

Our advice service is free, independent and confidential.

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To speak to an adviser, please call our free and confidential advice line 0808 801 0366 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm, excluding Bank Holidays). Or you can ask us a question via email using our advice enquiry form.

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Lifelong Links and FGC Coordinator – LB Hammersmith and Fulham

Job Title: Lifelong Links and FGC Coordinator (LBHF616628)
Work location: 145 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9XY
Salary range: £40,389 – £42,855 per annum
Contract Type: 36 hours per week. Temporary until 31 March 2025
Closing date:
27 May 2024

Hammersmith & Fulham, rated nationally by Ofsted as one of the top Local Authorities, we never stop moving forward. Our ambition is to focus even more on increasing the quality of our practice and the work with children, young people, and families to sustain positive change. To do this we need the best people to help build our vision.

Looking for a new challenge? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Lifelong Long Links Project to implement and deliver Lifelong Links.

Lifelong Links work aims to create lasting support networks for care experienced children and young people. The approach draws upon a combination family finding and the family group conference model to identify and engage relatives and other supportive adults, who are willing to make a lasting commitment to looked after members of their family.

We are looking to recruit a skilled individual who has a good understanding and substantial experience of working with children and young people., and who is very eager to children’s safeguarding and care planning, as well as experience delivering family group conferences.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career within a supportive and dynamic service, offering you comprehensive training and development opportunities.

Our mission is to be the best council. To do this we need the best people to help build our vision. If you’re looking to develop your career in a fast paced, professional environment whilst making a difference, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Application process

You can apply by uploading your CV and a short cover letter, or by filling in the application form.

Please refer for more information: https://careers.newjob.org.uk/LBHF/job/Hammersmith-Lifelong-Links-and-FGC-Coordinator-LBHF616628-HMF/1070977701/

For an informal discussion please contact: Gerne Pieterse, Workforce and Practice Manager, via email on GERNE.PIETERSE@LBHF.GOV.UK or Judit Ferrando-Casas, LLL Project Lead on LLL.hf@lbhf.gov.uk.

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