Children Social Service Teams

The LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN (LAC) TEAM.

HOJEF has children and young people who reside with foster carers and special guardians. Our role is to work alongside other professionals to ensure that a child or young person in care receives appropriate care, education and health services.

CHILDREN PROTECTION TEAM (CPT).

Once referrals are made to our organization regarding children suffering violence, children at risk of abuse, child marriage, children on streets, an assessment is completed and interventions are devised to ensure the safety and wellbeing of such children. We collaborate with legal agencies and courts to ensure the safety of children.

FOSTERING TEAM (FT).

Every child deserves a safe and loving home. If a child cannot be looked after by his/ her birth parents, HOJEF identifies fosterers or special guardians to accommodate the child. We also offer training and support for foster carers so as to enable them promote the children’s welfare and safety in an effective manner. HOJEF fostering team requires parent’s consent to provide services.

THE DUTY AND ASSECCEMENT TEAM (DST).

This team responds to new referrals from professionals and members of the public. Social workers in this team complete needs assessments, signposts people to other agencies and investigate allegations of neglect, sexual and emotional abuse so that a child is protected from harm.

Young People’s Team (YPT).

Young people who use alcohol and drugs are at the risk of being sexually exploited, poor health, committing crime and missing school. Also potential drug and alcohol misuse can cause neglect of children, domestic violence, child abuse and poor health outcomes.

Our young people’s team offers counselling services and support for children and young people and parents involved in alcohol and drug misuse.

We also offer IT Training sessions, group activities to such children and our team of qualified social workers carry out direct work with such children and young people.

CHILD IN NEED (CIN) TEAM.

Our children with disabilities team also completes assessments and directly works with children with severe disabilities and their families. We also provide respite care packages for those parents who have children with disabilities but with limited social support systems. Most of the care packages are outreach packages.