Independent Reviewing Officer

Enfield, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TWHS399318_1601041507
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2020-09-25
  • Location: Enfield, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-24
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment are currently recruting for an Independent Reviewing Officer for Enfild Council.

Main duties:

  • 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 LSCB procedures are followed through all activity

Experience and skills required:

  • Sound knowledge of legislation and DfE guidance in respect of child protection and looked after children with an understanding of the practical implications of promoting the participation of children and young people
  • Experience of chairing multi -agency meetings sensitively and effectively
  • An understanding of issues relating to evaluating practice as part of a quality assurance role and ability to communicate and work with other professionals and agencies
  • Experience as a team manager is children's social work
  • An ability to use management information to analyse and plan services
  • To be IT literate and be able to use modern IT systems eg for client data storage and recording.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Social Work qualification(degree of equivalent) which with substantial post qualifying experience in children's social work
  • Registration as a Social Worker with SWE
  • Clear enhanced DBS

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