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Independent Reviewing Officer- Safeguarding

Anvil Court, Church Street, Abertillery, NP13 1DB
Grade 10 (£40,858- £43,757 pro rata/per annum)
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Job Summary

To fulfil the requirments of the IRO in undertaking statutory Looked After Children Reviews, Pathway Plans and Adoption Reviews, To chair Child Protection Case Conferences, and to conduct access to files and stage two complaints.


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Blaenau Gwent CBC is looking to recruit a highly qualified, professional individual to undertake the role of Independent Reviewing Officer and to chair child protection case conferences and/or represent the Authority at multi agency safeguarding meetings.

You will promote and monitor the whole case of children looked after by the Local Authority, whilst ensuring the implementation of legislation is adhered to by promoting the welfare of children deemed to be at risk of significant harm.

Essential elements of this role include, but are not limited to:

Principal Accountabilities

  1. To chair statutory Child Care Reviews and Child Protection Case Conferences
  2. To conduct access to files and stage two complaints.
  3. To advise operational staff and managers of any issues coming out of Child Care Reviews and Child Protection Conferences.
  4. To establish and maintain effective communication links on individual cases and wider issues with the social work teams, the placement team, foster carers and other agencies especially health, education and the police.
  5. To offer advice and guidance to social workers and other professionals involved in the Looked After Children and/or Child Protection processes.

The position carries an Approved Casual Car User Allowance therefore access to a vehicle for work purposes is a requirement.

Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The post holder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.

Hours:                       30 hours per week

Closing Date:          Thursday 28 March 2019 – 12:00am, midnight

Interview Date:        To be confirmed

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