Inhouse

Advocate Social Care and Education

Advocate Social Care and Education

  • About the Firm: The borough was formed under the London Government Act 1963 in 1965 by the merger of the Municipal Borough of Mitcham, the Municipal Borough of Wimbledon and the Merton and Morden Urban District, all formerly within Surrey.
  • About the role: We want to recruit an in-house advocate within our Social Care and Education team, primarily undertaking advocacy in care proceedings.
  • Looking For: Among your myriad skills, we are looking to secure your significant experience of undertaking advocacy at all levels of court including higher court advocacy, including contested hearings requiring the cross examination of witnesses in court; your specialist knowledge of English law and practice in relation to child protection and adoption; and your ability to acquire and maintain knowledge in relation to community care and education.
  • Opportunities: The opportunities afforded to you will include, but not be limited to, being responsible for the provision of advocacy in complex contested child care proceedings, including representation at short notice in emergency hearings, ensuring that work is reflective of best practice, is of a high professional standard and is cost effective.
  • And more: You will incorporate changes to practice within the Social Care and Education team as a result of statutory, policy or other changes and in so doing to recognise and report any budgetary or resource implications and to ensure value for money is achieved.

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