child care social worker


Child care social workers provide social services to children and their families in order to improve their social and psychological functioning. They aim to maximize family's well-being and protect children from abuse and neglect. They assist adoption arrangements and find foster homes where needed.

Alternative label

  • social worker (looked after children)

  • children's services practitioner

  • social worker (child care)

  • social worker (children and families)

  • social worker (child protection)

  • child protection social worker

  • childcare social worker

  • children's social worker

  • social worker family safeguarding team

Regulatory aspect

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