Childcare Locum

South West
£35 - £40 Per Hour
21 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
Jon Fowell
Practice area
Children law
Full time
Contract type

Childcare Locum (6 month duration)
Reference: 6677960

A position has arisen for a Childcare Locum within a leading public sector organisation in the South West. This is a key role managing a varied caseload on a 6 month interim basis with the possibility of extension. It is paying between £35-40 per hour depending on experience.

Your duties will include:

  • Managing a caseload of care proceedings and PLO cases, including complex cases, non-accidental injury cases and cases with an international dimension
  • Providing client care and undertaking case management of the issued proceedings and PLO matters
  • Providing legal advice to the client department at all levels
  • Preparing s. 31 cases ready for issuing with the Court
  • Liaising with other parties including solicitors and experts to progress cases
  • Undertaking advocacy in the Magistrates and County Court
  • Carrying out advocacy at CMC, directions, interim hearings and at advocates meetings
  • Conducting hearings to include Contested and Final Contested
  • Attending Legal Planning Meeting Panels and PLO meetings to provide advice on specific matters
  • Drafting applications, orders, threshold documents, position statements, case summaries, statements of facts and instructions to counsel meetings
  • Advising client social workers in safeguarding children matters including in private law and s37 matters

If you are interested in this position or would like to find out more about similar roles please email your updated CV to

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