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Newham Council - Operations Lead - Violence Reduction

Newham Council - Operations Lead - Violence Reduction

  • Location

    Newham, London

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    Social Care

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    Up to £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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    about 1 month ago

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The VRU, working in partnership with London Councils and Directors of Children's Services, NHS Violence Reduction Programme and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) providers has secured funding from the Home Office and the Youth Endowment Fund to deliver a targeted three-year programme of high intensity intervention to children aged 11-25 who are most at risk of being involved in violence and/or exploitation. Newham is one such site for this important work. The operations lead will be responsible for oversight project mobilisation and the day-to-day management of the team and integrated adolescent service. This will include leading the pilot of the new exploitation, harm and violence reduction screening and intelligence hub. They will monitor the effectiveness of practice and support local sharing of information across the partnership and the community.

NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) London Health and Justice Team and NHSEI London Violence Reduction Programme selected the North East London Integrated Care system (NEL ICS), alongside two others in London, to develop and mobilise a model of care for children and young people aged up to the age of 25 years old.

The London Vanguard's overarching vision is to facilitate trauma-informed systems and multiagency working which enables vulnerable children and young people affected by violence and exploitation to thrive.

These Children and Young people have complex unmet needs and associated levels of high risk, high harm behaviours and vulnerability and often find themselves in the justice, secure, inpatient mental health and Looked after Children pathways. The service will aim to:

  • Improve the lives of young people, their families, and communities
  • Put children and young people and their parents/carers at the heart of the care and support delivered by services
  • Encourage collaborative working across services to improve children and young people's access to and engagement with psychosocial and psychological support.
  • Address inequalities in communities
  • Facilitate trauma-informed systems and multiagency working which enables vulnerable children and young people affected by violence to thrive

The Vanguard will build on existing services and infrastructures in the community - plugging gaps in expertise and capacity as required - and enabling existing partners to work more collaboratively and engage new partners.

Children and young people are at the heart of this programme. From the inception of our various strategies which focus tackling adolescent exploitation and violence, children and young people's views, experiences and opinions have helped shape the plans we put in place, as well as increasingly, the support they receive and our systems change work and priorities. Children and young people up to the age of 25, as well as their parents and foster carers will help shape our Vanguard programme at different levels, and over the course of the 3-year programme, will focus our participation work on young people leading and influencing this agenda more powerfully.

The programme works regionally across Newham and Waltham Forest and will be delivered by a dedicated multi-disciplinary response team, which will be integrated into current service provision.

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • To lead and be accountable for the mobilisation and the operational delivery of the Vanguard in Newham. This will include regular liaison with counterparts in Waltham Forest to ensure synergy across the two areas.
  • To work across the system, across statutory and non-statutory contexts, including the community to ensure practice is curious, culturally competent, socially conscious, progressive, responsive and innovative in supporting the community of children, young people and families.
  • To ensure regular rigorous supervision and practice oversight for the integrated adolescent service in relation to the Vanguard and for the pilot of the exploitation, harm and violence reduction hub.
  • To be responsible for the reporting to the ICS and funders. This will also mean ensuring practitioners follow rigorous data collection and recording practices for evaluation and reporting purposes.
  • To contribute and engage with wider work in Newham and Waltham Forest.

You must be a Qualified Social Worker and registered with Social Work England for this role.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.