IRO Fostering

Location Sefton
Salary £28 - £30 per hour
1. To co-ordinate and chair initial conferences and review conferences for Sefton’s Foster Carers.
2. To, on occasions, co-ordinate and chair statutory child reviews on children looked after by the Local Authority.
3. To ensure that all fostering review minutes are of a high standard with recorded on LCS within timescales.
4. To promote the highest possible standards of professional practice in reviewing Foster Carers.
5. To deputise for the Team Manager, Safeguarding and QA, in matters relating to Safeguarding and Child Protection
6. To assist in the collation and analysis of data emanating from the fostering reviews and review material.
7. To maintain appropriate records and to comply with required administrative procedures.
8. In the absence of the Designated Officer, undertake duty rota cover, in accordance with the Allegations Against Professionals, Carers and Volunteers Procedure.
9. To Chair Allegations Meetings and Suitability Meetings.
10. To contribute towards and participate in staff training and development programmes.
11. To liaise and negotiate with other professionals and agencies to ensure that the best possible service is provided for service users.
12. To be involved in departmental and inter-agency working groups as appropriate.
13. To advise the Service Manager responsible for Safeguarding of resource shortfalls and to recommend improved methods of working when appropriate.
14. To assist in the recruitment, selection and appointment of staff as appropriate.
15. To prepare for and attend supervision sessions and staff meetings.
16. To ensure that recording of information relating to service users is accurately recorded in line with departmental procedures and guidance.
17. To ensure that client data information is lawfully gathered, accurate and up-to-date and only divulged in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1984, Local Authority Circular No. 17, 1998 (Confidentiality of Personal Information) and Access to Personal Files Act, 1987 (Social Services) Regulations 1989 (SI 1989/206).
18. To undertake any other duties, appropriate to the work and grade of the post, as may be directed from time to time in order to meet the exigencies of the service.