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Safeguarding Adviser - Children's Safeguarding & QA - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services
Assistant Team Manager, Team Manager
£47,541 to £50,442 per annum
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Safeguarding Adviser - Children's Safeguarding & QA - Permanent - Hounslow - £47,541 - £50,442p/a

The Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Team seeks to appoint a Safeguarding Adviser. This unique role combines the role as the Hounslow Designated Officer (LADO) with specialist Safeguarding Adviser. As Designated Officer, you will be responsible for providing advice and managing allegations and concerns that are made against staff and volunteers who work with children in Hounslow. As Safeguarding Adviser, you will deliver a high-quality specialist safeguarding advice service to operational staff. You will also be providing safeguarding advice to some of the specialist multi-agency safeguarding panels.

The London Borough of Hounslow is dedicated to becoming a more dynamic, integrated, efficient and responsive Borough that delivers the Council's expressed ambitions for its young residents. This vision for a high-performing, cost-effective Children's Service that delivers demonstrable improvements to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and their families, is at the heart of what they do.

Benefits of this specialist role:

  • Market supplement payment 
  • 24 days annual leave (rising to 30 days) plus bank holidays and 3 days Christmas closure
  • Flexible working / working from home 
  • Training and development 
  • Relocation package 
  • Pool cars 
  • Season ticket loans
  • Mileage payments
  • A range of discounts and benefits available across a range of companies for employees
  • Staff Wellbeing Services

Some of your responsibilities in this combined role will include:

  • Providing advice, information and guidance to employers and voluntary organisations around allegations and concerns regarding paid and unpaid workers
  • Managing and overseeing individual cases from all partner agencies
  • Ensuring the child’s voice is heard and that they are safeguarded
  • Ensuring there is a consistent, fair and thorough process for all adults working with children and young people against whom an allegation is made
  • Monitoring the progress of cases to ensure they are dealt with as quickly as possible
  • Recommending a referral and chairing the strategy meeting in cases where the allegation requires investigation by police and/or social care

You must have:

  • A social work qualification
  • Extensive safeguarding expertise
  • Some management experience
  • Skills in partnership working
  • HCPC registration

For more information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 02070466215
Contact: Nina Brun

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