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Independent Reviewing Officer - Barking and Dagenham Council

Independent Reviewing Officer - Barking and Dagenham Council

  • Location

    Barking and Dagenham, London

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    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £34.00 - £35.00 per hour + Depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Holly Astrop

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking an experienced Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) to work within Barking and Dagenham Council.

Job Purpose

The role of the Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) sits within the Safeguarding & QA service. The service is responsible for monitoring and reviewing all plans for looked after children and children subject to child protection plans to ensure that outcomes improve for children and young people who require statutory services, and that practice meets statutory requirements.

The IRO role is a specialist independent role with professional accountability enshrined in statutory guidance to deliver Barking & Dagenham Council's statutory responsibilities to promote and safeguard the welfare of children through:-
* Independent oversight of child protection and looked after children's cases and ensuring that the child's interests are protected throughout the planning process;
* Monitoring the performance of the local authority and partnership function and identifying areas of poor practice

The IRO's for LAC and CP offer specialist professional expertise and challenge to front line practitioners and managers at all levels of the organisation with regard to matters relating to child protection and looked after children. The overall objective of the service is to quality assure the social care and inter-agency practice with regard to looked after children and child protection and to take remedial action where necessary.

In accordance with statutory guidance, the role requires an IRO to be an authoritative professional and a registered social worker with at least equivalent status to an experienced children's social work team manager. The role is a specialist one which stands alone in the local authority and in which there is a large degree of autonomy to ensure that the local authority fulfils its statutory duties.

You will need to be:

HCPC 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