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Knowsley Adult Social Care undertakes statutory duties under pieces of legislation including the Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983. These includes assessments, support plans, completing safeguarding investigations, authorising Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications from managing authorities and undertaking Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP) duties. There are placement opportunities in Adult teams with expertise in the following areas;

  • Community; assessments, reviews, complex casework, transition, adults with physical and/or learning disabilities, older people with additional physical and/or mental health needs, support plans, capacity assessments and Best Interests decisions and Court of Protection work.
  • Prevention; front door provision, crisis, potential carer breakdown, out of hours working, assessments, casework with adults who have physical and learning disabilities, older people with additional physical and health needs and other adults who may have care and support needs, support plans, Best Interests decisions, arranging and commissioning emergency respite.
  • Review; domiciliary, community and residential care package or placement reviews, casework with adults as above and reviewing complex packages of support including combined reviews of supported accommodation services when people share accommodation.
  • Recovery (Mental Health); severe and enduring Mental Health issues, casework with people living in nursing, residential and independent settings, hospital discharge. Statutory work as above, social circumstances reports in relation to people detained.

Knowsley Children‘s Social Care works with children from pre-birth to aged 18 and Care Leavers up to 25. The service has an Out of Hours service and Child Exploitation team.There are placement opportunities in teams with expertise in the following areas;

  • Child Protection; Child in Need and Child Protection, court order applications.
  • Looked After Children; children up to the age of 14 who are subject to an Interim Care Order/Care Order, care planning and implementation at parental home, in foster care, residential or secure placements. Includes life story work.
  • Children with Disabilities; single assessments, complex needs and support packages, multi-agency planning and short breaks.
  • Young People; teenagers aged 14 to aged 18 who are Looked After and who are in need of support, ensuring children’s needs are met socially emotionally and academically and they are safe from harm including child exploitation.