Freelance Assessor - Devon & Cornwall

Role:                Freelance Form F Assessor - Foster Care

Location:         Home Based

Salary:             Market Rate

Here at the National Fostering Group we regularly recruit qualified Social Workers to carry out Foster Carers' Form F assessments.  Due to recent social and economic changes we are experiencing an increase in demand and as a result are looking to substantially increase our intake of Freelance Form F Assessors this winter.

The Group

We are part of the National Fostering Group – the UK’s largest independent fostering family.

Our highly skilled and dedicated fostering community supports Local Authorities by providing short or long-term foster placements for thousands of vulnerable children and teenagers throughout the UK. With 100% of our 26 regional fostering agencies officially recognised by Ofsted, Welsh and Scottish regulators as either ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’, it is perhaps not surprising that more people choose to foster with our fostering agencies than any other fostering provider in the UK.

We have a National Assessment Service dedicated to ensuring our applicants get the best possible journey from application to approval. This service also ensures our assessors get high quality supervision, support, induction and access to training.


The Role

The ideal candidate will be experienced in conducting Form F Assessments, self-motivated and share our ongoing commitment to providing excellence in the quality placements we provide for the children and young people in our care.

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified Social Worker (DipSW or CQSW or equivalent)
  • Current registration with the relevant Social Work regulatory council (e.g. Social Work England/Wales, NISCC, SSSC)
  • Experienced in carrying out Form F Assessments
  • Proven ability to work independently, to a high standard, and within given time scales 
  • Supporting potential Foster Carers throughout their application

We are currently recruiting Freelance Assessors in the following areas:

  • Cornwall
  • Devon

We require experienced Freelance Form F Assessors throughout the UK. If the area in which you wish to work is not listed, we would still be very keen to hear from you.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we require all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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