Children, young people and family services

Our relentless commitment to improving the quality of care for children, young people and families have been recognised by Ofsted and we are firmly focused on supporting our teams to ensure that children are getting the right care at the right time.

Localities and Safeguarding – passionate about supporting children and young people

Our amazing team put children at the heart of everything we do, working together to find ways of ensuring they are safe and well cared for. Delivering statutory services can be challenging, but you’ll be well supported to make a difference to children’s lives.

We are regularly looking for -

  • safeguarding, fostering and adoption social workers
  • people to work in our fostering and adoption teams
  • care officers who look after children and young people living in our children’s homes
  • family time support workers
  • personal advisors to support our care leavers
  • Pause practitioners who support women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care

Early Help and Prevention – change a young life

Join the team and you’ll be making a tangible difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people. When a family member has a problem, it generally impacts the whole family. Our team works to support everyone, dealing with problems early on, to avoid them becoming more serious. This could be for children whose parents have mental health worries, where there is substance misuse, domestic abuse or where the child is at risk of permanent exclusion from school. Our youth workers help young people with a whole range of issues from behavioural difficulties to having committed crime, teaching them new skills and developing their self-esteem.

You could  be -

  • an activity co-ordinator
  • a children's centre worker
  • a participation officer at Connexions
  • a family support worker
  • a project key worker
  • a youth and community support worker
  • a youth justice worker

Professional support and expert advice

Other roles and careers include -

  • practice leads and practice educators in our social work academy 
  • independent reviewing officers and child protection conference chairs 
  • performance officers
  • team coordinators
  • professional practice assistants
  • service support officers

These vital roles provide expert business advice and support and expert advice about child protection and safeguarding issues and contribute to auditing and other quality assurance work.

Education – inspiring children to be the best they can be

In order to support children and young people including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to ensure their educational needs are met, our team works with -

  • schools
  • early years settings
  • colleges
  • families
  • and other partners

We are responsible for early years' education in nurseries, children’s centres and pre-school as well as mainstream education, school places, admissions and standards, and a virtual school for children in care or previously looked after and deliver music opportunities across the city.

Typical roles are -

  • SEND caseworkers
  • IPASS Teachers (hearing, physical disability and visually impaired)
  • educational psychologists
  • education welfare
  • school admissions
  • music teachers
  • people to work in early years and our virtual school.

Search our current vacancies

If you are interested in a social worker role and would like more information please email our Recruitment and Retention Officer or telephone 01482 612 936 

Children, Young People and Family Services Team Members

Anna O'Brien - Social Worker 

Anna O'Brien

I’ve always felt valued and supported by the council. I feel that positive work is recognised and staff are supported to strive to achieve the best that we can. I was nominated for the Newly Qualified Social Worker of the Year award by my team manager and won! This wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the support and attention that I was provided with.

There are lots of new benefits from Hull City Council including flexible working, 9-day working fortnight, where employees are rewarded with a ‘compressed’ day off. The council is also funding Social Work registration fees, which is positive, and offering an annual retention payment. I have lived in Hull all of my life so it is lovely to see the positive change we are able to make.

You can watch the videos for other team members on YouTube -