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Independent Reviewing Officer

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  • Sector:

    Social Work

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  • Salary:

    Up to £40 per hour

  • Contact:

    Anthony Scargill

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

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Akton Recruitment are looking for an Independent Reviewing Officer to join the local authority in Enfield.
Duties include:
To comply with statutory guidance by providing independent chairing of child protection conferences and reviews of looked after children, and to chair complex strategy meetings.
To carry out quality assurance monitoring, report findings and make recommendations about the practice improvements required.
To act as consultant to managers, social work staff and other agencies about policy, procedure and practice relating to Child Protection/safeguarding and Children Looked After.
To chair child protection conferences within statutory timescales and ensuring that the views of children and young people are heard and given due attention.
To develop clear, outcome based child protection plans to secure a child's future safety and well-being.
To ensure records of these meetings are accurate.
To chair Looked After Reviews in accordance with current legislation and the IRO Handbook, and to ensure that children and young people actively participate in these processes.
To produce accurate records of these reviews.
Quality assurance -to monitor and audit cases, ensuring the regular review and monitoring of individual child protection and care plans and the achievement of appropriate and timely outcomes for children and young people.
To chair strategy meetings, when there are child protection allegations against staff and volunteers and to keep accurate records.
To ensure that the local procedures are followed through all activity.
To act as a consultant on child protection and care planning to team managers, social work staff and other agencies with the aim of providing direction and guidance to ensure standards are maintained and procedures adhered to.
To contribute to single and multi agency training around safeguarding and care planning
To ensure the implementation of child protection and care plans thorough monitoring and liaison with social workers and managers and to use the escalation procedure as and when required.
To contribute to the development of recording, evaluation and quality assurance systems for children subject to child protection plans and looked after children. This will include analysis of information and information sharing with managers and social workers to maintain and promote high practice standards.
Any other duties reasonably requested by management
Carry out all accountabilities in compliance with the Council's Policies and Procedures
This is a part-time contract-based role working 3 days, 09:00 - 17:00, paying a rate of £40 per hour. This is initially on a monthly rolling contract basis, it is essential candidates have experience in this role or similar to be considered.
If this role interests you, get in touch now!