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Contextual Safeguarding Practice Lead - Children’s Specialist Support Service

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 7257
  • Published: Thu 15/07/2021, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 29/07/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £38946 - £49818
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Charles Babbage House
Job Details

If you are a dynamic and passionate person committed to working with and supporting children and young people, this is your chance to join Enfield Children Services. We are ambitious about our children have some exciting practice developments to propel the next part of our journey. With the support of our multi-agency partners, we are keen to grow and develop a service that achieves outstanding outcomes for children. Our children and family services were judged as Good in all areas by OFSTED in March 2019 and we want you to join us on our journey to Outstanding

We recently re-designed our offer of support to vulnerable children / young people at risk of all forms of child exploitation to ensure our responses to children and young people are in line with our key objectives. We now have a Children Specialist Service which incorporates two Adolescent Safeguarding Teams, a Contextual Safeguarding Unit led by a Practice Lead, the Domestic Abuse Team, Emergency Duty Team and our student unit (Frontline).

We therefore welcome applications from individuals who know ‘what good looks like’ in the context of exploitation and will seize the opportunity to shape service delivery. The candidate will be responsible for:

  • Leading on embedding assessment of contexts within the Child &Family assessments to recognise and identify extra familial abuse and risks and threading into the care planning process to include use of contextual plans that target risk and increase safety in the contexts
  • Leading on developing Contextual conference approach
  • Offering case consultation to social workers
  • Overseeing data analysis and lead on the development of mapping of contextual intelligence
  • Acting as a nominated contextual safeguarding lead/champion, collaborating and linking with the work of the Centre of Excellence in terms of whole system, policy and practice change and development
  • Being linked to the Contextual Safeguarding Network
  • Supporting and collaborating with the Centre of Excellent in capacity and capability development of key contextual safeguarding partners/stakeholders to adopt contextual safeguarding approach
  • Being trained as a trainer in Contextual Safeguarding
  • Being involved in complex strategy meeting

About you

Educated to degree level or equivalent and Qualified and registered social worker (SWE), the successful candidate will be someone with appropriate experience in children’s social care and strong knowledge of the arrangements for safeguarding children together with a proven ability to work with and maintain excellent partnerships. You will need to be self-motivated and have excellent communication skills both oral and written.

Why it's great to work for Enfield Council

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.



Closing and Interview Dates

Closing: 23:59 29 July 2021



Additional Information

To apply please click on the apply button below

This role requires that you upload 2 documents - in the "Document upload" section of the online application form.

1. A supporting statement addressing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. Your supporting statement should be around 2 pages in A4 format.

2. Full work history document completed since leaving full time education, as this is a safeguarding role and requires you to work with Children and/or vulnerable adults.

Please note if your supporting statement is longer than 2 A4 pages, your application may not be considered or reviewed.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Andrea Walkerdine on 0208 132 1022 or andrea.walkerdine@enfield.gov.uk. A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Florah Shiringo on 020 8132 2156 or Anne Stoker on 020 8379 4075 for an informal discussion.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.



  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: 7257
  • Published: Thu 15/07/2021, 4:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 29/07/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £38946 - £49818
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Charles Babbage House

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