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Child Protection Advisor

Location: WEMBLEY PARK, MIDDLESEX Salary: 38 - 38 GBP Per Hour, inc benefits
Sector: Care Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 7 months ago Reference: 3120888
Reed are currently seeking Qualified Social Workers for a Child Protection Advisor position for the London Borough of Brent. 

You must have a degree in Social Care or equivalent and be HCPC Registered. 

Job duties:

The post holder will coordinate and manage a support service for parents who are in the child protection conference system. This may involve up to 15 volunteers/students/interns.

Carry out her/his duties with due regard to the Council’s Customer Care, Equal Opportunities and Best Value Policies and incorporating the Council’s Core Competencies.

Understand the value of information to the Council and to contribute to good information governance by keeping information safe, accurate and up to date, and available to those who need it. Abide by the council’s information governance policies.

Manage a budget to provide sessional chairs of child protection conferences on behalf of the Head of Safeguarding.

Provide monthly budget reports and forecasts to the Head of Safeguarding

To support the Head of Safeguarding by ensuring that the child protection conference service is of a high standard, continuously improves and provides a robust mechanism to ensure children in Brent are adequately safeguarded from harm.

Provide evidence of quality assurance of the child protection conference service to the Head of Safeguarding.

To develop and promote quality assurance systems for social work practice in the child protection conference system: this involves providing formal feedback to Brent Social Care conference attendees about the quality of their written and verbal report to conference and triggering the escalation procedure when there is evidence that child protection plans have not been progressed.

Provide management support and supervision to sessional independent chairs of child protection conferences.

Develop and manage services to support parents through the child protection conference

Contribute to the provision of an effective child protection service by chairing of child protection conferences.

Develop and implement outcome focussed child protection plans for children in Brent.

Chair multi-agency strategy meetings to provide leadership to investigate complex child abuse cases and allegations against professionals.

Provide expert advice to all C&F staff and multi-agency partners about child protection; this includes offering a dedicated session per week for case consultation.

Develop specialist knowledge and expertise in order to influence social work practice in the field of child protection.

To advise on and assist in the provision of training both within the Department and the LSCB.

To assist the Head of Safeguarding by responding to complaints raised by professionals and family members during the process of a child protection investigation or child protection conference.

To prepare reports for the LSCB and its sub-committees as requested.

To attend meetings both internal and external on behalf of the Head of Safeguarding as requested.

To work closely with the LADO to ensure that complex allegations against professionals comply with complex investigation procedures and are implemented in a timely manner.

Interviews are taking place immediately so please apply now to avoid disappontment. 

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