Independent Reviewing Officer – Child Protection Conference Chair
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-Time
If you have previously applied for this role within the past 12 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.
The Enfield Safeguarding and Quality Service is looking to appoint a full time Independent Reviewing Officer/Child Protection Conference Chair on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for chairing Child Protection Conferences of children subject to Child Protection Plans, statutory reviews of children who are Looked After. You will also be required to chair some complex meetings.
Your primary focus is to quality assure the care planning and review process for each child and to ensure that their wishes and feelings are given full consideration. you will be responsible for Chairing Child Protection conferences and statutory reviews. You will ensure that plans for these children meet the highest standards and are implemented appropriately.
Commitment to helping maintain the existing excellent standards of the Service, and in meeting our statutory responsibilities around timescales and deadlines is essential.
You will need substantial management experience in statutory social work with children and families and of chairing complex meetings. You will have a thorough working knowledge of the legal framework relating to child protection and looked after children, including Care Planning Regulations and the duties and responsibilities of the IRO as set out in the IRO Handbook (DfE 2010).
You will join a very busy but supportive and committed team and play a full part in its operation of ensuring the effective safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of vulnerable children and young people in Enfield. We are focussed on improving outcomes for children, developing ways to improve reviewing the plans for looked after children and managing child protection conferences.
You are required to hold a relevant social work qualification and HCPC accreditation.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing Date: Midnight 19th December 2018
Interview Date: TBC
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post.
If you are interested in this role and you would like an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Maria Anastasi, Head of Service and LADO, on 020 8379 2746 or 07908 139 506.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Elizabeth Anastasi on 0208 379 4298 or firstname.lastname@example.org .A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.
“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”.