This post will be required to develop and maintain knowledge and expertise in the management of allegations and serve as a resource for the team and wider service. To have oversight and management of all allegations (and other significant concerns) that are made by children and young people against adults who are in a position of trust. To ensure that all agencies comply with their statutory obligations to progress allegations effectively and in a timely way in line with Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures and other relevant statute, regulation and guidance. To expedite the progress of LADO cases and challenge any delays in the conclusion of enquiries and investigations.
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The successful candidate will have a Social Work qualification e.g. Degree in Social Work, DipSW, CQSW or equivalent, recognised by HCPC, and will need to have considerable knowledge and experience in the application of relevant legislation, statutory guidance, standards and procedures relating to child protection and safeguarding children. It is desirable for the candidate to have experience of chairing child protection conferences and knowledge of the Signs of Safety practice framework.
For more information on this role or to discuss roles like this please contact Charlotte Newton on 02036513181