Independent Chair Safeguarding And Qa (Lado)

Location Somerset
Salary £21.52 - £25.60 per hour
Bath and North East Somerset Council is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Independent Chair to work within the Safeguarding and Quality Assurance (SWA) Service. This role provides opportunity to work with children in care, support families where there are safeguarding concerns and work with an array of professionals from across statutory and third sector organisations.
The ideal candidate will possess highly developed specialist knowledge of social work practice in children

Responsibilities of the Independent Chair:
• Chairing Child Protection Conferences and providing quality assurance for the child protection process.
• Support the managing allegations process, through the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) function.
• To provide oversight and challenge in respect of children in care as an Independent Rev.iewing Officer
Requirements of the Independent Chair:
• Degree or equivalent in social work.
• Current Social Work England registration.
• Significant senior level frontline experience within children's services.
Location: There is an expectation that the candidate will travel to visit children in care and attend the office (Central Bath) on days when they have to chair Child Protection Conferences. Home working is promoted outside of these commitments