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Forensic Social Worker




Suttons Manor, London Road, Stapleford Tawney, Romford, Essex, RM4 1BF

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


Negotiable dependent on Experience ( £34k)



Job Advert Role Description

Providing quality, inspiring innovation and delivering value is what we set out to achieve at Priory Healthcare. Enabling our patients with mental health difficulties to receive a truly integrated and holistic approach to their treatment, regardless of complexity or severity, thanks to the knowledge and expertise of our multidisciplinary clinical teams.

Suttons Manor is a specialist low secure forensic service for men who are over the age of 50. Care is provided over two wards, both of which are 13 bedded male units and offer an age appropriate environment for those who also have a mental health/personality disorder and/or dementia, in need of physical health care needs.

The hospital is set in its own attractive grounds of over 9 acres near the town of Romford in Essex. Convenient access is provided by the M25, and the nearby underground station at Theydon Bois, which is on the Central Line, or rail station at Romford.

*Please note this role is for a maternity cover.**


Co-ordinates, negotiates and manages the mandatory processes and procedures to ensure the unit’s compliance with current legislation and statutory regulation. Using skills, knowledge and understanding of practice in the specialist area of forensic social work to provide a Social Work Service to patients within the secure environment.

1. To contribute to the provision of multi-disciplinary pre-admission assessments of patients

referred  to  Suttons Manor

 Hospital  with  key  responsibility for  obtaining  and  verifying

information regarding a patient’s family, victim issues and any other third party information.

2. To identify and contribute to the assessment and management of risk, whilst balancing the need for public protection.

3. To research, by obtaining and analysing previous Reports, conducting collateral interviews with the patient, family members, victims and community professionals; to compile statutory reports and other associated documentation under current legislation and present these at case  conference  meetings,  s117  after-care  planning  meetings,  Mental  Health  Review Tribunals  and  Hospital  Managers  Hearings,  as  the  detaining  authority,  offering  verbal evidence in support of their contents.

4. To offer a Social Work perspective to work with patients and the multi-disciplinary team highlighting and challenging discriminatory structures and practices where identified.

5. To maintain accurate and up-to-date internal and statutory records that may be required as evidence in formal proceedings.

6. Act as the main contact between relatives, agencies and other official organisations taking a lead in negotiations and communications regarding patients, co-ordinating multi agency liaison regarding child protection issues, including managing the Suttons Manor Hospital Child Protection Procedure; together with risk issues within the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA), and victim contact (Domestic Violence, Crime & Victims Act, 2004). To act as Appropriate Adult (under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act) for patients when required.

7. Assists and supports regional management in developing and implementing new services.

8. Provides a high quality service to contribute towards the unit’s objectives and giving their service users a greater value for money.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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