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Job Reference: 61511

Independent Safeguarding and Reviewing Officer

  • Stoke-on-TrentStaffordshire
  • £38 - £38 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a Independent Safeguarding and Reviewing Officer in Stoke on Trent City Council

The role:

To provide a consistent and high-quality service to frontline teams in the chairing and management of statutory reviews for children looked after and of child protection conferences as governed by:


      The Children Acts 1989 and 2004

Statutory guidance for the review of children’s cases 1991 for the Review of Children’s Cases 1991

The Adoption & Children Act 2002, specifically the Review of Children’s Cases (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2004 – IRO Guidance

Working Together to Safeguard Children: 2020

Children and Social Work Act 2017

Key Responsibilities:

      To deputise 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 plann.

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.

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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