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Independent Reviewing Officer/ CP Chair

Liquid Personnel is currently recruiting for a qualified and experienced Independent Reviewing Officer/ CP Chair.

Achieving for Children are focused on creating a positive supportive environment, where you will have access to a really wide range of resources, as well as a competitive salary and all the perks to enable hybrid working. 

What’s in it for you as an Independent Reviewing Officer/ CP Chair:

  • 29 days annual leave, increasing to 33 days after 2 years and 35 days after 4 years.
  • Tailored induction sessions commencing on the date you start working for AfC
  • Stable and supportive leadership
  • Hybrid and mobile working (between home and work) with latest technology to facilitate this 
  • Local Government salary and pension scheme (LGPS or Teachers Pension)
  • Flexible working options – helping to keep a good work life balance
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
  • A range of staff benefits and discounts
  • An excellent learning and development offer to support your career pathway

Your main responsibilities as an Independent Reviewing Officer/ CP Chair:

  • Ensure that reviews/conferences are chaired in line with Departmental and LSCP policy and procedures as well as Governmental guidance (e.g. Working Together).
  • In Child protection conferences, to make decisions about the risk of significant harm and where required ensure that an effective multi-disciplinary Child Protection Plan is agreed upon, clarifying objectives to be met, by whom, in what timescales and to include contingencies.
  • To ensure attention is paid to children’s participation and rights, eliciting their wishes and feelings in planning for them or reviewing their care arrangements. In particular to ensure that a child is seen independently when old enough and is aware of his/her right to complain and the possibility of advocacy.
  • To represent the Council at national and regional events on the development of strategy, policy and practice in relation to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children, when required.
  • To undertake any further duties consistent with the post, grade and objectives and work of the Quality Assurance & Safeguarding Service as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager.

What we are looking for in an Independent Reviewing Officer/ CP Chair:

  • A diploma in Social Work or equivalent Social Work qualification and be Social Work England Registered
  • Have a substantial post qualification experience of working as a child care social worker in a statutory agency.
  • Experience of team management, performance management, training and supervision.


Independent Reviewing Officer/ CP Chair

Job details
Sector: Social work
Location: London
Salary: £55,489 - £55,489 pa
Type: Permanent