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Independent Reviewing Officer – Safeguarding – Stoke-On-Trent – £38 per hour

An Independent Reviewing Officer to join Stoke On Trent City Council’s Safeguarding Service. This is a great opportunity to be part of a close-knit team.

Benefits of the role: 

  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Hybrid working
  • Good transport links
  • Access to training materials
  • Long term contracts available

As an Independent Reviewing Officer for the Safeguarding Service you will be 

  • To deputize for the Manager as required
  • To develop and maintain effective partnership working across the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors
  • To ensure the delivery of CLA reviews and CP conferences in accordance with statutory requirements
  • To contribute to the development of a service delivery plan
  • To ensure high quality planning for young people who are Looked After or the subject of a CP planning
  • To ensure that young people are enabled and empowered to express their views in appropriate settings, developing a range of methods to engage with young people including children who have a disability
  • To work effectively as part of the Children’s Services Safeguarding Review & Quality Assurance Service
  • To chair and be accountable for decision making in child protection conferences and statutory reviews for children who are Looked After, ensuring that requirements are met arising from the legislative framework, statutory guidance and departmental policy. This includes ensuring that statutory reviews and conferences for children are held within the appropriate time scales
  • To assess and make complex decisions about the safeguarding of vulnerable children using policy procedure, and research
  • To provide general information, advice and guidance, in the capacity of a Safeguarding Advisor, to professional colleagues, members of the public and all other external agencies
  • To contribute to the Council’s delivery of the management of allegations/LADO responsibilities, by providing advice and chairing LADO Strategy meetings as required
  • To work with multi-agency partners to maximize a joined-up approach to the development and delivery of outcome-based plans. These outcome-based plans must be SMART and should reflect specific, measurable and realistically achievable interventions that can be implemented within proportionate timescales
  • The duties and responsibilities outlined in this job profile are indicative of the role; however, they are not exhaustive and may be subject to change. In addition, you will be required to undertake other reasonable duties as directed by your manager
  • To provide a timely written record of the discussion and decisions made in a statutory review of a child in care. To provide a timely written record of the decisions made in a child protection case conference
  • To contribute to the formation and implementation of training and development programme, in respect to the Children’s Services’ workforce
  • To contribute to the promotion of high standards of competence and decision making in child protection and childcare, using evidence and research to inform good practice
  • To maintain a high level of professional knowledge in childcare legislation, policy and procedure, and with reference to evidence-based practice
  • To ensure that the decisions from the review set out clear and measurable actions
  • To use the independent reviewing challenge/ issue resolution process is actioned when appropriate, including, if necessary, a referral to CAFCASS
  • To effectively demonstrate the capacity to positively challenge poor practice, whilst working constructively with senior managers, escalating concerns where necessary, all in the interest of promoting best outcomes for children and young people. Instances of challenge and escalation will be undertaken, recorded and progressed, in-line with the existing Resolution Process
  • To contribute to quality assurance monitoring systems to raise concerns as to practice, adherence to procedure or resource provision with the appropriate managers
  • To contribute to divisional audits or management reports as required
  • To monitor the performance of the local authority in its corporate parenting role, legal responsibilities and functions in relation to children in care. To challenge poor practice or decision making and acknowledge good practice
  • To ensure that appropriate scrutiny is given to the Care Plan, Personal Education Plans and Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP). To ensure that they reflect individual children’s needs and address permanence planning within viable time scales for each child

You are required to:

  • Hold a Social Work England registration
  • Be eligible to work in the UK
  • Hold a full UK License
  • Post-qualified experience
  • Degree level or equivalent in Social Work

Why Liquid Personnel?

  • ‘Faster Pay’ service getting you paid more quickly
  • Twice weekly payroll and an internal ‘hours’ team
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to a specialist consultant
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren’t available from other agencies
  • Free access to Liquid’s exclusive social work training and CPD portal
  • 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 £250 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.

We are unable to support or accept applications from candidates who are residents within the Red or Amber list of the Code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care personnel in England, based on the World Health Organization (WHO) Workforce Support and Safeguard List. 

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Independent Reviewing Officer – Safeguarding – Stoke-On-Trent – £38 per hour

Job details
Sector: Childrens Social Work
Location: Stoke on Trent
Salary: £38 - £38 phr
Type: Temporary/ locum
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Independent Reviewing Officer – Safeguarding – Stoke-On-Trent – £38 per hour

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