Ref. 61260

Independent Reviewing Officer

  • Location: Stoke, England
  • Salary: £38 - £38 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a Independent Reviewing Officer at Stoke

The role:

To perform the roles and responsibilities of the Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) as outlined in the Children and Young Person’s Act (2008), IRO Handbook (2010) and Care Planning Regulations (2010 and 2015) and Fostering (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations (2015) and the Adoption Act 2002.

To be responsible in the role of IRO for providing a service to children in care and as part of that service to monitor a child’s case on an ongoing and consistent basis including escalating any issues of concern both informally and formally so that they are resolved in a manner which promotes a child’s rights and welfare.

As IRO you must understand the responsibility placed on you to appropriately challenge all levels in the authority where you consider a child’s plan is being delayed or impacted on for any reasonable.

This should be done proportionately but if necessary it can be through referral to CAFCASS

Key Responsibilities:

    To monitor the performance of Stoke on Trent on an ongoing basis in relation to their response to children in care and ensure any issues are escalated appropriately.


      To quality assure every care plan following each review meeting and consider that all appropriate options have been considered to meet the child’s identified needs ( type of placement , location of placement etc., including specific additional resources ) .

IROs must focus on children’s needs being met but cannot be unaware of resource/ cost implications.

Working with Seven Social Care:

Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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