Hollie, an Advanced Practitioner at the council, says: "I work in a really supportive team. Our head of service is forward thinking, dynamic and child-focused."
Our Assessment Teams operate across the county, providing the initial responses to safeguarding referrals. They are responsible for visiting families, completing single assessments and working with families up until Initial Child Protection Conferences where this is necessary. Their focus is on delivering good quality assessments which take account of historical information, culture, disability and the views of the children.
Our Assessment and Safeguarding teams operate within a locality based model across the County, split into 6 areas. Each of our localities are unique, with some operating in the inner city, and some across more widespread rural areas. When applying to work with us, you can choose which of our areas you can see yourself working in. Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Cotswolds make up our service.