Job Description

The starting salary for this role is £37,570 per annum for working 36 hours per week.

Join us in making a positive impact on the lives of young individuals and their families. We offer a supportive work environment, opportunities for professional growth, and the chance to collaborate with professionals from various fields, including social care, education, police, and youth support services.

About ACT

Assessment Consultation Therapy (ACT) is a specialist therapeutic service provided by Surrey that works directly with young children and adolescents who present and display with harmful sexualised behaviour. Our aim is to support and provide treatment for children and their families, via a therapeutic and cognitive approach, listening to understand how and why they maybe behaving or feeling the way they do.

We are a supportive and close-knit team, working from our dedicated office in Woking, where we undertake direct assessments on site with our children and young people. The nature of the work we do means there are opportunities to work holistically and collaboratively with colleagues across various professional networks. We also have on site access to our ACT Team Manager, meaning that you will be well-supported with your work, with plenty of opportunities for expanding your knowledge.

About the role

A typical day as our Safeguarding Lead in the ACT team will include overseeing the referral pathway into ACT, writing reports, and actively participating in Strategy and Multi-Agency meetings, as well as Case Conferences and Child in Need meetings. Your expertise will also extend to providing training and consultancy to our wider network; empowering professionals to effectively manage presenting behaviours and mitigate risks. Additionally, you will contribute to the production of quarterly and annual reports.

Key skills and experience needed to enable you to be successful in this role include:

  • Experienced and empathetic Social Worker with a strong background in child protection
  • A Social Work qualification such as a Degree, Masters or Post Graduate Diploma and registered with Social Work England
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the risk factors associated with sexually harmful behaviour
  • Proficient in assessing and managing referrals & planning and coordinating enquiries
  • Proven experience in leading consultations
  • Willingness to travel across the county to meet the demands of the role

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 07/08/2023 with interviews to follow.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit the advert on the employer site.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:

  • The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
  • The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form

Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

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