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Independent Reviewing Officer -

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Child Protection
Social Worker
North Yorkshire
£40,000 per annum
Job Ref:

Independent Reviewing Officer - North Yorkshire - Up to £40,000 + benefits

Our Client in North Yorkshire is looking for an Independent Reviewing Officer in their Children, Schools and Families department. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a council with an 'outstanding' Ofsted report and to join them on the journey to maintain such high standards. They are looking for a confident social worker with sound knowledge and understanding of current legislation, guidance and research in relation to all aspects of work with children and their families, particularly in relation to child protection and looked after children.

Benefits of the role include:   

  • Potential for long contract with set hours (37 hours)
  • Experienced teams in varied locations
  • Free parking and mileage expenses
  • Excellent after care service
  • Access to Liquid Training

About the role:

  • Chairing independently initial and review child protection conferences, children looked after reviews, Child Sexual Exploitation strategy meetings and disruption meetings.
  • Provision of professional consultancy, guidance and expert professional advice to managers and practitioners.
  • Monitoring, developing and promoting consistently high practice standards in the implementation and interpretation of child protection; looked after children and child in need, statutory policy, guidance and procedures.
  • Ensuring that all child protection initial and review conferences and looked after reviews are within the statutory time limits and conform to statutory guidelines.
  • Ensuring that all child protection initial and review conferences and looked after reviews are within the statutory time limits and conform to statutory guidelines.
  • In line with the IRO Handbook and through the local dispute resolution process, ensure that children's plans are timely, of the highest quality and in the best interests of children and young people
  • To be accountable for decision making in looked after reviews and child protection conferences and other multi agency forums
  • To convene and record review outcomes, and enter other monitored information in the electronic system within timescales
  • To actively seek out opportunities for collaborative working with other agencies in the interests of improved planning and service delivery for children.


  • Be eligible to work within in the U.K.
  • That you are a qualified social worker with HCPC and have a social work degree.
  • A broad knowledge of social work practice and legislation, including safeguarding.
  • An ability to demonstrate excellent assessment and analysis skills.
  • Have IRO and CPC experience
  • Have used Signs of Safety and be able to implement in CP conferences

Why Liquid Personnel?

  • New ‘Faster Pay’ service getting you paid more quickly
  • Twice weekly payroll
  • Discounts on groceries, clothing and many high street stores with “My Liquid Rewards”
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies  
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge
  • Access to a wide selection of social work positions across the UK
  • “Refer a Friend” bonus - get £200 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place *
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

Liquid Personnel is an equal opportunities employer. Liquid Personnel Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. * Terms and conditions apply to our bonus schemes. 

Contact Details:
Tel: 01612387495
Contact: Luke Sandilands

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