Domestic Abuse Officers - Family Safeguarding Team

  • Reference GS-POJ-211122-02
  • Paye:£20.38
  • Umbrella:£26.55
  • Role/TypeContract/Full Time/Part Time
  • LocationWandsworth

RSR Justice are currently recruiting for a Domestic Abuse Officer to work in the Family Safeguarding Team in Wandsworth. This is a cross role between The Probation Service and Wandsworth Council.


This is a temporary contract to the end of March 2022 initially, we can consider part and full time work. The role will mainly be based in Preston, but will require travel across the region.




Family Safeguarding is a strength-based approach to working with the whole family, providing families with the right support when they need it to keep families together. Using strength-based practice to work alongside children and their families when they experience challenges to support them to build strong foundations and develop resilience so that children thrive. There will be times when children need protection to stop them being harmed. These children and their families will require support from statutory services, and work with partners to protect children from harm and support families.


Main duties and responsibilities


  • Work with parents/carers with the aim of breaking the cycle of abusive behaviour.
  • Meet with both parents, most often within the family home (where safe to do so), to formulate an informed assessment of the difficulties the family is facing and work with the multidisciplinary Family Safeguarding team, and partners, with the shared aim of meeting the assessed needs of the family.
  • Deliver the ‘Better Me, Better Us’ in-house programme which runs over 14 sessions including pre and post group sessions, a one to one session and where appropriate contact with a partner to monitor risk.
  • Identify behaviours and triggers and develop a plan of change in the best interest of the child/family.
  • Work positively alongside Probation colleagues, who continue to hold statutory responsibility for the person on probation to manage risk; sharing safeguarding concerns and ensuring that appropriate risk management plans are in place.
  • Referrals to other agencies such as Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and/or Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).
  • Signpost families to other resources and services, such as Stalking and Harassment advocacy services and Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA) services.
  • Liaise with the Police Domestic Abuse Investigation and Safeguarding Unit (DAISU) to share information contributing to risk management.


Person Specification


  • Experienced and qualified Probation Officer or Social Worker (Essential)
  • The ability to formulate evidenced risk assessments (Essential)
  • Car user, except where reasonable adjustments are applicable and available (Essential)
  • Experience of working with families who have known domestic abuse (Desirable)
  • Knowledge relating to initiatives such as Clare’s Law, local Stalking and Harassment advocacy services and Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA) services (Desirable)


This role is subject to an enhanced Disclosures and Barring Service Check and HMPPS Enhanced Level 1 vetting.


If you would like to be considered for this position and have the relevant experience, then please email your CV to 

Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 7 working days, I am afraid your application has been unsuccessful.


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Domestic Abuse Officers - Family Safeguarding Team

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