Child Protection Advisor - Ealing Council

Posted 07 May 2024
Salary £40.00 - £42.00 per hour + Depending on experience
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
Contact NameHolly Astrop

Job description

Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Child Protection Advisor to work within Ealing Council.

Job Purpose

  • To provide an independent, consistent child protection service to operational teams by offering advice and consultation on child protection and safeguarding matters.
  • To chair and manage child protection conferences, complex strategy meetings regarding allegations against professionals/carers or complex child protection issues within Children's Services.
  • To provide child protection advice and consultation to key multi agency partners.
  • To contribute to the overall development of Children Services within an equalities framework
  • To work with key multi agency networks to promote and improve safeguarding practice
  • To contribute to the quality assurance function of the service.

Key Accountability:

  • To act as lead advisors on Child Protection issues within the Council and advise external agencies on child protection practice
  • To chair Child Protection Conferences, complex strategy meetings including allegations against professionals and other complex child protection issues to ensure decision making promotes the welfare and safety of the child within a multi agency framework
  • To have a clear quality assurance function in reviewing child protection /child care practice and promote high standards to improve practice standards
  • Comprehensive knowledge of safeguarding and child protection work
  • To ensure decision making regarding safeguarding is commensurate with Legislation and guidance including Children Act 1989 and 2004, Working Together to Safeguard Children and the London Child Protection Procedures.
  • To ensure the participation of parents and children is maximised by ensuring they have sufficient information and support to enable effective participation and promote partnership
  • To promote effective multi agency participation and working to safeguard children and promote their welfare to ensure improved outcomes.
  • To chair complex/allegations against professionals' meetings ensuring children are safeguarded and ensure required records are kept in line with DoE returns/performance information
  • To ensure the councils equals opportunity policies are implemented in all aspects of service delivery and employment practices
  • To participate in the Child Protection and Safeguarding Team Service Plan in raising standards and improving service delivery
  • To undertake audits of children subject to Child Protection plans as and when required
  • To ensure required electronic recording is up to date and produced within required timescales.
  • To contribute to Child Protection and Safeguarding training and deliver training and professional practice forums as and when required.
  • To deputise for the Safeguarding, Review & Quality Assurance Manager as required
  • To ensure complaints are dealt with in accordance with department policies and timescales.

You will need to be:

  • SWE registered
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Why Choose Remedy?

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
  • 1st tier agency
  • Up to £250 for each social work professional you refer to us who we place*

If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly