We’re here to help those who need us most. Across our Children's Social Worker teams, we believe in rewriting people’s stories. We bring warmth, care, and uncompromising safeguarding values.

Children's Social Care

  • Luton in 2020 is a vibrant, modern and diverse town with many unique features. Luton has a population of 214,100 and is recognised as being one of the youngest and most diverse towns in the country, although the population is projected to become significantly older over the next 20 years.


    Alongside the many challenges facing the town, Luton has a number of important strengths and assets that will be crucial to driving the success of this vision over the coming years. 


    We are a cohesive town with a powerful sense of community spirit within our neighbourhoods. Home to the fifth largest airport in the UK which supports jobs, the local economy and services for residents. We are also home to Luton and Dunstable Hospital and Luton Town Football Club.


    Luton has outstanding access to greenspace including six green flag parks and close proximity to the Chilterns. We have many good and outstanding schools and one of the few places in the country with no inadequate schools. 


  • We ensure children with disabilities are kept safe, while always being supported to grow and develop. We’ll assess their needs, and work with families to provide a relevant, impactful service. Many of the children we help have a range of complex needs - either medical or behavioural - so multi-agency working is key to everything we do. 
  • We work on cases that don’t meet the threshold for specialist family support services, but still need our help. This is about implementing the Child in Need plan, and working directly with families to reduce our interventions. 
  • In this team, we work with families and children who are on the edge of coming into care. We build up positive relationships with them – founded on both communication and trust. Everything we do is short-term, and takes place in the family home. 
  • We’re here for families facing multiple problems, and therefore need a high level of support. There are dedicated social workers per family to address underlying issues as a whole, who will be involved for as long as it takes to turn things around. It’s about developing trusting, warm relationships with families so positive and lasting changes are made. 
  • Here, we step in at the right moment to help children and families turn their lives around. As always, it’s about building trusting relationships and being a positive presence when people need us most.  

    Our Practice Model- Luton has adopted a strength based approach as its practice framework. This approach allows our social workers practice using our 4 C's

    • -       To use conversations to build relationships with children and their families.

    • -       To practice with respectful curiosity to help us understand the lived experience of children and young people who need our help. 

    • -       To practice with courage, not being afraid to fail and try new things supporting our children and families through change. 

    • -       Our practice will be considerate, respectful of diversity and difference, we will practice with care to ensure the best outcomes for our children and families. 



    Interested? Well we offer some fantastic benefits here too.

    Take a look at our highlights below!



    • We know how important it is for our teams to be happy, healthy and well rested - so we'll give you 25 days holiday right from the off! And if you decide to stay for 5 years, we'll treat you to a top up of another 5 days - what could you do with a month off? Let's not forget about the 7 bank holidays too!

      You also have the opportunity to buy up to 10 days extra annual leave!

    • With generous employer contributions of 17.3%, we'll help you save for your future. Retirement might seem like a distant dream right now, but when you're ready, we want to make sure you've got the funds to make the most of it - after all, you've earned it!
    • Your time is precious, and we believe in working to live - not living to work! So we're proud to offer flexible and agile working options to our teams, just to make it that little bit easier.
    • As part of your benefits package you will receive a work phone and laptop to help you complete your work more efficiently. 
    • You will be able to access Gym membership with Active Luton. You can save on joint or single memberships to help you keep fit!

      You'll also have the opportunity to join Costco as being an employee of a local authority.

      More discounts include Vauxhall Cars and Kaarp, which offers you various different offers for you and your family.

    • Are you relocating to Luton to work with us? Then we want to help. We can offer you funding of up to £8,500 to cover your expenses, and give you support and advice throughout your move.
    • In Luton, we have world class transport links across the UK. In fact, we can get you from Central London into Luton in just 22 minutes by train - so 50% off of your season rail ticket might just come in handy.
    • Our Social Workers are entitled to a free car parking space in one of our council's car park locations.
    • At Luton, you will have the opportunity take advantage of our careers pathway to reach your career goals!

      You will be able to develop your skills and progress to new opportunities within the Council.

    Join us!