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Lincolnshire County Council

Understanding Lincolnshire’s social work teams

What do social work teams look like in Lincolnshire?

When starting a new job, it is important to know where it fits into the local authority and how your role fits within your team.

Lincolnshire has a wide range of specialist teams;

  • Family Assessment and Support Team (FAST)
  • Fostering
  • Adoption
  • Children with disability
  • Looked-after children teams
  • Emergency duty

There are eight teams of social workers based across the county, with a family assessment and support team in each location. Social workers are responsible for child-in-need, child protection and court work.

The approach to locations for employees is flexible, with the council working with the employee to help find the best base for them.

There is a clear structure in place for each team and each level of social worker within it, as visualised below.

Student social worker/apprentice

Social worker – level 1



Social worker – level 2

Advanced practitioner

Practice supervisor

Team manager

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